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Wayne Koestenbaum

Wayne Koestenbaum is a poet, critic, and artist.  He has published nine books of nonfiction, on such subjects as hotels, Harpo Marx, humiliation, Jackie Onassis, opera, and Andy Warhol;  his cult classic, The Queen’s Throat:  Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (Poseidon, 1993), was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.  His latest book of prose is My 1980s & Other Essays (FSG, 2013).  His six books of poetry include Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background (Turtle Point, 2012) and Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films (Turtle Point, 2006).  He has also published a novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes (Soft Skull, 2004).  His first solo exhibition of paintings was at White Columns gallery in New York in Fall 2012.  He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Wayne Koestenbaum
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