May 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Poet Becker explores lesbian friendships
Robin Becker, gay news, Washington Blade

Robin Becker (Photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Press)

Poet Robin Becker reads from her latest collection of poetry “Tiger Heron” at Politics and Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) Saturday at 1 p.m.

“Tiger Heron,” her eighth collection of work, explores through poetry intimate lesbian friendships over a lifespan and relationships between humans and other creatures. Becker has been praised for her contributions to LGBT studies and has been a visiting scholar to the Center for Lesbian and Gay studies at the City University of New York. She was also the recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, an award that praises LGBT themes in literature.

Poet Jeffrey Harrison will also be reading his work. For more information, visit

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