Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chris Madoch

One current Welsh poet/writer whose work I enjoy very much is Chris Madoch. His poetry, which often explores the gay experience, is delivered in a knowing, declamatory fashion, and with considerable wit and skill. Is there a canon of explicit gay Welsh poetry? I’m really not sure – maybe Chris Madoch IS that tradition. Perhaps he is our very own John Giorno or Allen Ginsberg. I don’t know if the soi-disant Queer Messiah is on the Welsh literary circuit but he would certainly enliven it, and deserves a much wider audience.

*The Sports Shorts Quartet by Chris Madoch is intended for adult audiences only.