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September 2012



 

My first ever salute to the genre of Spoken Word, of course all by GLBT artists.
I've got 46 performers spanning 45 years, from Allen Ginsberg to Zorras, some adding music,
some just reading, some funny, some sweet, some political and many angry, and all with a message.

 
 

Part 1 - 59:35
Alix Olson - Checking My Pulse (2001)
Xicano Sol - He Swallowed (2009)
Adodi Muse - Ain't Got Sense Enuf to Be 'Shamed (2004)
Tish Jones - March for Me (2012)
Julia Serano - Vice Versa (2002)
Meryn Cadell - The Sweater (1992)
Dana Baitz - Freak of Nature (2005)
Juliana Luecking - Esperanza Dreams (1994)
Scott Turner Schofield - Debutante Balls (2001)
Tom Robinson - Gay Parenting (2000)
David Sedaris - I Like Guys (1997)
Tom Wilson Weinberg - 1:00 a.m. (1977)
W.H. Auden read by John Hannah - Funeral Blues (1994)
Diverse Harmony - Our World (2004)
Judy Grahn - A History of Lesbianism (1977)
Pat Parker - For Straight Folks Who Don't Mind Gays
     But Wish They Weren't So Blatant (1977)

Part 2 - 66:24
Zorras - Nest (2009)
Ryan Cassata - Trans Slam (2011)
Dr. Madelyn Hatter - The Lesbian Avenger (2005)
Sassafrass Lowery - This Was All a Lie (2009)
Ryka Aoki - Less Than or Equal to One (2009)
Yolo Akili - Concretely (2010)
Regie Cabico & Taylor Mali - Coming Out (2010)
Roo - Home for Christmas (2006)
Ivan Coyote - A Butch Roadmap (2010)
S. Bear Bergman - Boxer Briefs (2007)
Athens Boys Choir - Queers in Kentucky (2004)
Evalyn Parry - Profit in the Margins (2005)
Drew Blood - Last Chance / You Don't See Me / He Knows Love (1990)
Rod McKuen - Eros (1968)
Allen Ginsberg - Please, Master (written 1968, recorded 1976)
Kit Yan - Return to Butch (2012)

Part 3 - 65:19
Guante - Neutral: An Open Letter to Michele Bachman (2012)
Corey E. Houlihan - What If (2011)
Jen/Ed - One Breasted President (2005)
Sarah D. - Sarah Rides the Greyhound (1995)
Andrea Gibson - I Do (2007)
Robert Patrick - Caffe Cino: 50 Years Ago Today (2011)
Harvey Fierstein - Pouf Positive (1995)
Ian Stephens - The AIDS Guy (1993)
Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper, Ishmael Houston-Jones -
      I Met Julian Andes, 19, in Line (2011)
Donald Currie - My First Lover / Picture It Now (2002)
Ray Hill - Houston in the 1950's/60's (1992)
Mike Miesch - from Judy Grahn's "Another Mother Tongue" (1985)
Burt Topper - The Gay Teenager (1967)
Dean Johnson - Girdle (1997)

Click on an artist's name for website

Obviously, these are not all the GLBT spoken-word
artists...Youtube is also an excellent source