This Shape Itself: Poems of love and rough trade

ABOUT Richard Thacker

Richard Thacker
I was born in Pikeville, KY and have lived in several states: Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. I currently live in Lexington, KY.  I have been writing poetry since I was 13.



Every gay man at some point has fallen in love with his straight counterpart. These poems are a reflection of the longing, frustration and humiliations of loving these men and the soul searching for understanding and acceptance of the impossible.