Epitaphs for the Plague Dead
Epitaphs for the Plague Dead by Robert Boucheron
OUT OF PRINT
This collection, a series of epitaphs in memory of those who had died of AIDS-related illnesses, attempts to "draw subjects from all walks of life, with varying degrees of self-knowledge... speaking in their own voices." According to Richard Hall, author of Letter from a Great-Uncle & Other Stories, "Each of these fifty-six poems is a mini-novel in which one of the gay dead awakens to tell his story. Minatory, witty, bitter, and heartbreaking, these portraits serve as rhyming tombstones for a culture in the midst of tragedy."