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The Comfort of Stone

Poems

Gavin speaks to the parts of me that never had a voice. Putting words to the silent misery I have carried always — and the joys that are nonetheless tinged with melancholy. He holds up a mirror and shows me a region of myself I often haven’t wanted to see, or even knew I had. Almost like he’s teaching me how to be alone.”
Randy Lee Higgins, Ph.D (SALVO, GLORIOUS, CELESTIALS)

His 16th volume of poetry, these are the field notes, aphorisms and prayers of three years on Gavin’s tea farm in the mountains of Appalachia.

Published by the Gavin Dillard Poetry Library & Archive, Inc. 318 pages, clothbound with dust jacket, $33pp

For a personally inscribed version contact the author at GavinGeoffreyDillard@gmail.com $38pp

The Comfort of Stone
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Early Words

Poems 

Long buried in the vaults of antiquity, this 1994, professionally recorded, Hollywood session has been resurrected and digitalized. 

A spoken introduction is followed by 52 short poems, featuring the familiar voices of James Earl Jones (Star Wars), Don Adams (Get Smart) and Burgess Meredith (Rocky) taking turns reciting some of the earliest works of Gavin Dillard from the collection, The Naked Poet

CD $26 (PP) and MP3 $12

Early Words
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Dave

Poems and Photography

DAVE. “A lover, a sculptor, a dancer, a ham, a petulant brat, a lost waif, a genius, a saint, an icon, a shard of my heart, a blade in my side, a memory, a mountain to climb, a revelation, an aspiration, the love of my life, a random calamity …”

This is Gavin’s 15th volume of poetry, and third book of photography. These are the poems and images of a romantic / erotic / spiritual adventure, captured in the unforgiving realm of time. 8.5” x 8.5” casebound.
CAVEAT: there is nudity.

Published by the Gavin Dillard Poetry Library & Archive, Inc. 170 pages, hardbound, $40pp

For a personally inscribed version contact the author at GavinGeoffreyDillard@gmail.com $45pp

Dave
book notes from a marriage

Notes from a Marriage

Poems and Photography

Although Gavin’s photography has been published in numerous books and periodicals in the past, NOTES FROM A MARRIAGE (poetry and photography) is the first true collection of his images. Utilizing the classic (and sold-out) poems from his original NOTES as text for these 44 disparate images, and a Foreword from author Felice Picano (who originally published the text, the Gavin Dillard Poetry Library & Archive has created a lovely, case-bound, 8.5” x 8.5” coffee table edition. Images include a number of luminaries, such as Christopher Isherwood, Don Bachardy, and Tom of Finland. CAVEAT: there is nudity.

Published by the Gavin Dillard Poetry Library & Archive, 188 pages, hardbound, $40pp

For a personally inscribed version contact the author at GavinGeoffreyDillard@gmail.com $45pp

Notes from a Marriage

Graybeard Abbey

Metaphors, Mumblings and Meditations

The twelfth and latest book by Gavin Dillard, on the newly-formed Gavin Dillard Poetry Library & Archive imprint, the poetic journals of 2016, written at Graybeard Abbey in Black Mountain, NC.

Published by the Gavin Dillard Poetry Library & Archive, 220 pages, hardbound, $33pp

For a personally inscribed version contact the author at GavinGeoffreyDillard@gmail.com $38pp

Graybeard Abbey

Nocturnal Omissions

A Tale of Two Poets

A poetic conversation and romance between Dillard and the younger New York poet, Eric Norris, NOCTURNAL OMISSIONS is the subject and inspiration for the award-winning opera (by Clint Borzoni and John de los Santos) When Adonis Calls.

Published by Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011; trade paper, $16.95
$22pp

For a personally inscribed version contact the author at GavinGeoffreyDillard@gmail.com $27pp

Nocturnal Omissions

A Day for a Lay

a century of gay poetry

1999. Dillard edits this definitive anthology of queer male verse from the 20th Century. He is included in the roster which hails from Edward Carpenter to Kirk Reed.

Out of print, but often findable on Amazon.com or Abe Books.

In the Flesh

Undressing for Success

Gavin’s early memoir, published in 1998 by Lyle Stewart’s Barricade Books, after being blocked by Dolly Parton, Barry Diller and David Geffen on the Penguin imprint.

Out of print, but often findable on Amazon.com or Abe Books.

Between the Cracks

The Daedalus Anthology of Kinky Verse

1996. Edited by Gavin Dillard and illustrated with his kinky photos of some of the authors.
Still available from Daedalus Publishing Company and sometimes found on Amazon.com

Yellow Snow

and other poems

Published in 1993 by Bhakti Books, Dillard’s poems enhanced by naked studio pictures of the author by Jack Shear. $22pp

For a personally inscribed version contact the author at GavinGeoffreyDillard@gmail.com $27pp

Yellow Snow

In cooperation with the Gavin Dillard archives in the James C Hormel LGBT Center of the San Francisco Public Library
and the Don Kelly Collection in the Cushing Archives at Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)
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