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A sequence of thirteen wretched homosexual heartbreak lyrics which exploit classical models to amusing and occasionally dismaying effect. James Loop's Amatory Imitations are full of grief’s filth and artifice in all the most destitute and despicable attitudes of love lost, darkly comic songs of the heart and spleen.


This book is a co-publication with Most Perfect World.


" open hearted yet 'citational' bawdiness, like a Catullus who'd matriculated in charm school."

                                                                                               — Wayne Koestenbaum

Amatory Imitations | James Loop

  • Year: 2023

    Dimensions: 6"x4.5"

    Pages: 20

    Genre: Poetry

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