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wayne koestenbaum takes on the stein's as a queer historian

May 9, 2011

while exploring how i will choose which gertrude stein events to attend this summer i got side-tracked by wayne koestenbaum. this gay jewish writer and cultural critic is this year’s phyllis wattis distinguished lecture. i was able to learn a little bit about his contributions and amazing writings that tackle our queer cultural history today. understanding how much of a key figure gertrude stein is within queer history koestenbaum has been commissioned by SFMOMA to write a new piece related to the stein exhibition.

just in case you have interest in hearing wayne koestenbaum speak on the topic of painting and writing on june 2 here is a link to find out more information.

Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films: New Poems [Paperback] Wayne Koestenbaum Turtle Point Press (April 1, 2006)

New York–based Wayne Koestenbaum is well known for his fifth book of verse published in 2006 titled, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films: New Poems. A critic described the book as a piece that, "ranges widely, entertainingly, sometimes bizarrely through fears, loves, tastes and obsessions: movie stars, middle age, cats, social theory, the meaning of cool and the significance of the poet's mother (the poet Phyllis Koestenbaum)."