Gay Poetics of the Passion or Proof Hangs on the Marble Walls

Master's Thesis


This full-length manuscript is a complex collection of poems and prayers told through the voice of a queer man of color. Contemporary themes are threaded through the work, offering a new perspective to traditional views on Catholicism, and verse poetry. The author blends genders, sexes, races, classes, and truths to create an over-satisfying fruit-smoothie intended to fill, over-fill, and spill. Some of the themes discussed in the manuscript include, but are not limited to: America, whiteness, racism, sexism, cannibalism, terrorism, migration, immigration, displacement, violence, silence, abuse, rape, love, queerness, gender, sex, and sexuality, among many others.


Attribute NameValues
Author Luis Lopez-Maldonado
Contributor Orlando Menes, Research Director
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Creative Writing
Degree Name MFA
Defense Date
  • 2017-04-10

Submission Date 2017-04-10
  • Poetry, Catholic, Gay, Verse, Prose, Memoir, Latino, Chicano, Contemporary,

  • English, Spanish

Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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