Paolo Javier here, Queens Borough Poet Laureate through 2013. Author of several books and chapbooks of poetry, as well as the publisher of a Queens-based tiny press, 2nd Avenue Poetry (2ndavepoetry.com). I'll be posting QPL news, including upcoming readings, workshops, exhibitions, literacy outreach, writing project/s, festivals, and much more. Contact info: email@example.com. For QPL history, write to firstname.lastname@example.org of Queens College Communications, or copy and paste onto your browser the following link to the Borough President's page: http://tinyurl.com/3dmbhzr.
“We admire the great courage and beauty and fearlessness in your coming out, not only as a bisexual Black man, but as a broken hearted one. The tender irony that your letter is to a boy who was unable to return your love until years later because he was living a lie is the only truly tragic detail about your letter. A million twirls on this spinning ocean blue globe in this vast endless blackness for you my love.” - Dream Hampton