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Book #2: Ballad of an American Ganymede : Or , Explorations of Queeritude In 57 Cantos

Cheers!


Allow me to share with you the profound journey of "Ballad of an American Ganymede: Explorations of Queeritude Across Fifty Seven Cantos." This collection holds a special place in my heart as it weaves together the ancient mythological tale of Ganymede and Zeus with contemporary perspectives that speak to the vibrant essence of queer existence.


Within the pages of this book, I have ventured into the intricate psychoanalytical dynamic between Ganymede and Zeus, drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of Ancient Greek Mythology. But let me assure you, my intent was not to dwell solely in the past. Instead, I sought to breathe new life into these archetypal themes, grounding them in the here and now.


"Ballad of an American Ganymede" dares to explore the concept of Queeritude, which encompasses the authentic, lived, and naturally lived experience of being queer. Inspired by the existential philosophies of Jean-Paul Sartre and Martin Heidegger, I embarked on a poetic odyssey that delves deep into the realms of truth, struggle, and the unyielding pursuit of self-realization: the result joined queer phenomenology with queer existentialism.


The feedback from readers and reviewers has been incredibly humbling. Janelle Janson, a thoughtful reviewer, described the book as singing like no other. Justine Jones, the insightful editor, recognized the resonance of truth and ecstatic genius in my voice. And Chad White, whose discerning eye graced this collection, kindly bestowed upon me the honor of becoming his new favorite poet.


In the end, what more could I ask for? To touch the hearts of readers, to evoke emotions, and to spark contemplation. It is an extraordinary privilege to connect with each of you through the power of poetry. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to share this work with the world.


"Ballad of an American Ganymede" is an invitation to ponder the intricate tapestry of mythology, philosophy, and the essence of the human experience. Join me on this humble journey as we celebrate and embrace the beauty of queer identity, for it is through art that we transcend boundaries and shape our shared reality.


With Heartfelt Gratitude–,


G.R. Tomaini


Link to purchase: https://a.co/d/b5uXdCB


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BALLAD OF AN AMERICAN GANYMEDE :

Explorations of Queeritude Across Fifty Seven Cantos

Table of Contents

  • Book I : The Trials of Young Ganymede

    • Canto I : The Sweet Song of The Catamite

    • Canto II : General Concerns of An American Ganymede

    • Canto III : An American Ganymede At The Club

    • Canto IV : An American Ganymede Parties And Plays

    • Canto V : The Youthy Years of An American Ganymede

    • Canto VI : The Middle - Aged Years of An American Ganymede

    • Canto VII : The Twilight Years of An American Ganymede

  • Book II : The Sweet Song of the Catamite

    • Canto I : Come Hither To Me , My Ganymede !

    • Canto II : Come To The Club With Me , My Ganymede !

    • Canto III : Come Imbibe With Me , My Ganymede !

    • Canto IV : Come Live With Me , My Ganymede !

    • Canto V : Come Flourish With Me , My Ganymede !

    • Canto VI : Come Love Me , My Ganymede !

    • Canto VII : Come Back To Me , My Ganymede !

  • Book III : General Concerns of An American Ganymede

    • Canto I : An American Ganymede Loves To Gossip

    • Canto II : An American Ganymede Is Abducted By An American Zeus

    • Canto III : An American Ganymede Is Introduced To Mount Olympus

    • Canto IV : An American Ganymede Goes From House Boy To Royal Cupbearer

    • Canto V : An American Ganymede Gets Into An American Zeus ' s Will

    • Canto VI : An American Ganymede Castrates An American Zeus

    • Canto VII : An American Ganymede Usurps The Throne of Mount Olympus

  • Book IV : An American Ganymede At The Club

    • Canto I : An American Ganymede Skips The Line

    • Canto II : An American Ganymede Pays No Cover Charge

    • Canto III : An American Ganymede Greets His Posse

    • Canto IV : An American Ganymede Downs His Third Cosmo

    • Canto V : An American Ganymede Receives Reciprocal Restroom Fellatio

    • Canto VI : An American Ganymede Smokes A Poolside Cigarette

    • Canto VII : An American Ganymede Dances All Night Long


  • Book V : An American Ganymede Parties And Plays

    • Canto I : An American Ganymede Smokes Marijuana

    • Canto II : An American Ganymede Pops An Adderall

    • Canto III : An American Ganymede Snorts Xanax

    • Canto IV : An American Ganymede Nibbles Mushrooms

    • Canto V : An American Ganymede Pops A Klonopin

    • Canto VI : An American Ganymede Smokes Crystal Meth

    • Canto VII : An American Ganymede Is Drugged At A Bar

  • Book VI : The Youthy Years of An American Ganymede

    • Canto I : An American Ganymede Could Care Less About The Future

    • Canto II : An American Ganymede Comes Out of The Closet

    • Canto III : An American Ganymede Acquires His First Boyfriend

    • Canto IV : An American Ganymede Loses His Virginity

    • Canto V : An American Ganymede Suffers His First Heartbreak

    • Canto VI : An American Ganymede Goes To Senior Prom

    • Canto VII : An American Ganymede Gets Married

  • Book VII : The Middle - Aged Years of American Ganymede

    • Canto I : An American Ganymede Reflects Upon His Life And Where It Is Going

    • Canto II : An American Ganymede Will Cut Your Hair

    • Canto III : An American Ganymede Purchases A Home And Repairs It

    • Canto IV : An American Ganymede Gets Divorced

    • Canto V : An American Ganymede Adopts A Child

    • Canto VI : An American Ganymede Becomes A Gay Uncle

    • Canto VII : An American Ganymede Dabbles In Yoga And Buddhism

  • Book VIII : The Twilight Years of An American Ganymede

    • Canto I : An American Ganymede Reflects Upon His Life And What He Has Done

    • Canto II : An American Ganymede Cultivates His Garden

    • Canto III : An American Ganymede Flaunts His Wealth

    • Canto IV : An American Ganymede Mourns The Loss of His Mother

    • Canto V : An American Ganymede Plays The Role of An American Zeus

    • Canto VI : An American Ganymede Draws Up His Will

    • Canto VII : An American Ganymede Bites The Dust

  • Epilogue

    • Canto I : Ode To An American Ganymede Who Got Away

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