Friday, June 3, 2011

Chelsea Boy

Chelsea Boy


Craig Moreau's recent book of poetry keeps getting good write-ups. From Amos Lassen's review:
Moreau’s poetry is best defined by the words “fresh and original” (and you do not have to know about Chelsea to enjoy it). What I especially like is that he writes poems that others have not written and he takes us to different plays with his beautiful use of the English language. It seems clear to me that it is not enough to live in Chelsea to be a Chelsea boy.
Moreau recently posted about his role as a poet and as a gay poet. In his post, he discusses the importance of breaking down stereotypes. If you need encouragement to make it to one of his readings, it's worth noting the Moreau breaks any stereotypes about what you think a poet should look like.