David Bergman

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David Bergman
"The Violet Hour confirms its author's preeminence among contemporary critics of gay male literature."
— Richard Canning

"Camp Grounds vivdly illustrates the pervasiveness and usefulness of camp in literature ... The book is an exciting and useful contribution to the burgeoning field of gay studies."
— Claude Summers

"Gaeity Transfigured is the best contirbution I've read so far to the newly emerging field of gay studes ..."
— Edmund White

With books such as The Violet Hour (2004), (1993), Camp Grounds, and Gaeity Transfigured (1991), David Bergman has established himself as one of the leading writers in the field of gay studies.

A nationally recognized poet and critic, Bergman is the author or editor of over a dozen books, as well as the recepient of the Lamda Literary Award (for Men on Men 2000) and the George Elliston Poetry Prize (for Cracking the Code, 1985).

Gay American Autobiography: Writings from Whitman to Sedaris was just published by the University of Wisconsin press; his latest volume of poetry is Heroic Measures (Ohio State, 1998). He is Professor of English & Cultural Studies at Towson University in Maryland.
New & Forthcoming Work

  • Spring 2009: Gay American Autobiography. University of Wisconsin press. (see description in Publications)
  • Summer 2009: Selected Poems of Jean Sénac. Sheep Meadow Press/University Presses of New England.


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