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Straight James / Gay James: Poems
Contributor(s): Franco, James

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ISBN: 1601822626     ISBN-13: 9781601822628
Publisher: Hansen Pub Group Llc
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2016
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Annotation: Straight James / Gay James, actor James Franco’s new chapbook of poems, explores the facets of his public and private personas. Straight James / Gay James is a poetic bildungsroman—raw, candid, and uninhibited. James Franco writes about life as an actor, sexuality, questions of identity, gender, family, Gucci, Lana Del Rey, James Dean, and Hollywood. His poetic style varies from the imagistic to the prosaic. The chapbook also contains an interview of “Gay James” conducted by “Straight James.” Yes, Straight James asks the question: “Let’s get substantial: are you f*****g gay or what?”
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BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | American
Dewey: 811
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.25" (0.15 lbs) 58 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s): James Franco is an actor, director, writer, and visual artist. He is the author of two works of fiction, Palo Alto and Actors Anonymous, and two books that collage memoir, snapshots, poems, and artwork, A California Childhood and Hollywood Dreaming. His poetry has appeared in a chapbook, Strongest of the Litter, and the book, Directing Herbert White. His writing has also been published in Esquire, the Huffington Post, McSweeneys, N+1, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has received MFAs in fiction from Brooklyn College and Columbia, an MFA in film from New York University, an MFA in art from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College.Francos film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, This is the End, Spring Breakers, Oz, and 127 Hours, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed poets Allen Ginsberg in the film Howl, C.K. Williams in The Color of Time, and Hart Crane in The Broken Tower, a film Franco adapted and directed. He has also adapted many poems into films that he has directed, including short films based on Herbert White by Frank Bidart, the collection Black Dog, Red Dog by Stephen Dobyns, The Clerks Tale by Spencer Reece, and The Feast of Stephen by Anthony Hecht. Franco has also adapted to film the novels As I Lay Dying, and Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck, The Long Home by William Gay, and Zeroville by Steve Erickson.He lives in New York and Los Angeles.
 
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