Hand in Hand with Love is a celebration of queer voices throughout the ages, featuring an electrifying range of poems from Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, Christina Rossetti, Wilfred Owen and many more.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited by Dr Simon Avery, a specialist in queer history and culture at the University of Westminster.
From Sappho and the Ancient Greeks to Edna St. Vincent Millay and the modernists, this luminous anthology champions and redefines the spectrum of queer poetry – from visionary writers whose only safe space to express their intimate thoughts was on the page, to the pioneering poets who paved the way for decades to come. Together, these dynamic voices offer a vivid archive of queer identity to be celebrated, discovered and treasured.
Simon Avery is Reader in English at the University of Westminster where he teaches courses on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature and culture, gender and sexuality. His publications include Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, c.1850 to the Present (with Kate M. Graham), Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Brownings: Victorian Literary Lives, Mary Coleridge: Selected Poems, and Thomas Hardy: A Reader’s Guide.