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Name:  Barry Frauman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry



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Frauman lives in Chicago.

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Barry Frauman is a gay poet proudly associated with NewTown Writers, of which he has been secretary, public performance chair, newsletter editor, and literary workshop director. He has written many short poems, as well as longer verse narratives, including: ''Sons of Newtown'', about gay male life in the Chicago neighborhood - AKA Lakeview or Boystown - for which NewTown Writers was named; ''The Poem of Sylvain'', set in medieval Normandy; ''Gay Don Juan'', about the so-called womanizer of seventeenth-century Spain; and ''Prime'', about a different gay male generation in New

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