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Jack Parlett

Jack Parlett is author of The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr and Fire Island: A Century in the Life of an American Paradise, which was named an Editor’s Pick by the New York Times, as well as the poetry chapbook Same Blue, Different You. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Literary Hub, Poetry London, and elsewhere.

Cruising extends the political value of the city as a space that brings us into contact with people who seem unlike us until we realize our shared desires.

Jack Parlett

Leo Bersani was a groundbreaking queer studies scholar who rejected the word “queer.” We can still learn from his contrarian sense of what made homosexuals unique.

Jack Parlett