Louie Crew has edited special issues of College English and Margins. He has written
four poetry volumes Sunspots (Lotus Press, Detroit, 1976) Midnight Lessons (Samisdat, 1987), Lutibelle's Pew (Dragon Disks, 1990), and Queers! for
Christ's Sake! (Dragon Disks, 2003).
The University of Michigan collects all of his papers.
As of today, editors have published 1,741 of his works.
Primal Male Privilege
down my belly,
Since you cannot know
that I know
that it is his funk,
that I taste in your mustache,
not adulterates our love,
recharges animal fantasies
for us both,
adds to, not subtracts from, us.
I'd be a fool to say you cheated
or to spit out this tasty seasoning.
Like Allied Chemical's Capon
homophobia's ultimate lodge is the brain,
though first signals may be
| an eye which twitches at the edges
when someone overhears camp in a lobby
| a nose crunched up when a quean passes
redolent of Bal a Versailles
| a pulse which startles when one's 7-yr-old
son angrily calls his elder brother
"Faggot!" as they argue over who should
but the poison targets the brain,
moving speck by bespeckled bit
from nostril and lung pores, through the blood,
till the victim sustains a perpetual, hopeless silence,
one catatonic stare at all that's queer.