April was National Poetry Month, and to celebrate we asked authors involved with Duck Prints Press to talk about their favorite (ideally queer) poems! For the poems in the public domain, we then recorded them and shared them on Instagram and/or Tiktok!
Join us, and get your poem on, with these ten lovely pieces!
To a Stranger by Walt Whitman (read by Nina Waters)
At a Dinner Party by Amy Levy (read by Maggie Page)
Halfway Down by A. A. Milne (read by Tris Lawrence)
Because I Liked You Better by A. E. Housman (read by Maggie Page)
Bored: At A London Music by Horatio Brown (read by Maggie Page)
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (read by Tris Lawrence)
Endymion by Oscar Wilde (read by Nina Waters)
The Chariot by Emily Dickinson (read by Tris Lawrence)
Love Stronger than Death by Agnes Mary Frances Robinson (read by Maggie Page)
Apologia by Oscar Wilde (read by Maggie Page)
Honorable Mention: We couldn’t include “Stop All the Clocks” by W. H. Auden or “I Know a Man” by Robert Creeley because they’re not in the public domain, but they absolutely would have been included if we could have.
What are YOUR favorite queer historical poems and/or poets? Tell us in the replies!
(if you send something our way that’s in the public domain, maybe we’ll record it!)
Who We Are: Duck Prints Press LLC is an independent publisher based in New York State. Our founding vision is to help fan creators publishing their original works. We are particularly dedicated to working with queer authors and publishing stories featuring characters from across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Want to always hear the latest? Sign up for our monthly newsletter! Want to support the Press, read about us behind-the-scenes, learn what’s coming down the pipeline, get exclusive teasers, and claim free stories? Back us on Patreon monthly!