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Hennessy, Christopher 1973-

Works: 7 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 3,024 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Christopher Hennessy
Outside the lines : talking with contemporary gay poets by Christopher Hennessy( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to collect the voices of our foremost and emerging gay poets. Outside the Lines gathers interviews with some of the most significant figures in contemporary American poetry. While each poet is gay, these encompassing, craft-centered interviews reflect the diversity of their respective arts and serve as a testament to the impact gay poets have had and will continue to have on contemporary poetics. The book includes twelve frank, intense interviews with some of America's best-known and loved poets, who have not only enjoyed wide critical acclaim but who have had lasting impact on both the gay tradition as well as the contemporary canon writ large, for example, the late Thom Gunn, J.D. McClatchy, and Frank Bidart. Some of the most honored and respected poets, still in the middle of their careers, are also included, for example, Mark Doty, Reginald Shepherd, and Carl Phillips. Each interview explores the poet's complete work to date, often illuminating the poet's technical evolution, emotional growth, probing shifts in theme, and even investigating links between verse and sexuality. In addition to a selected bibliography of works by established poets, the book also includes a list of works by newer and emerging poets who are well on their way to becoming important voices of the new millennium
Our deep gossip : conversations with gay writers on poetry and desire by Christopher Hennessy( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents interviews with eight gay men who are celebrated American poets and writers, discussing their early lives, friends and communities that shaped their work, histories of gay writers before them, how sex and desire connect with artistic production, and what coming out means to a writer
Love-in-idleness : poems by Christopher Hennessy( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Security Design: Signaling versus Speculative Markets by Gilles Chemla( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We determine optimal security design and retention of asset-backed securities by a privately informed issuer with positive NPV uses for immediate cash. In canonical models, investors revert to prior beliefs if issuers pool at zero-retentions (originate-to-distribute), and separating equilibria are welfare-dominated since separation entails signaling via asset-retention and underinvestment. However, we show speculative markets arise if and only if issuers pool, creating previously overlooked costs. Pooling induces socially costly information acquisition by speculators. Further, in pooling equilibria, issuers never sell safe claims, leaving uninformed investors exposed to adverse selection and distorting risk sharing. In such equilibria, issuers retain zero interest in the asset, and speculator effort is maximized by splitting cash flow into a risky senior ("debt") tranche and residual junior ("equity") claim. Optimal leverage trades off per-unit speculator gains against endogenous declines in uninformed debt trading. Issuer incentives to implement the pooling equilibrium, with distorted risk sharing, are strong precisely when efficient risk sharing, achieved through separation, has high social value. In such cases, a tax on issuer proceeds can raise welfare by encouraging issuer retentions. Taxation dominates mandatory skin-in-the-game as a policy response, since the latter creates gratuitous underinvestment
Homosexuality is a poem : how gay poets remodeled the lyric, community and the ideology of sex to theorize a gay poetic by Christopher Hennessy( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation approaches the work of three canonical post-war gay poets in an effort to construct a discourse on sexuality and the minoritized writer that argues the lyric functions as a historically contingent, politically invested, value-laden genre in which some subjectivities might be prohibited from or find their expression made to signify in ways that re-inscribe oppression. The first chapter theorizes the possiblitites of a gay poetic and analyzes the gay poet's subjectivity as one obsessed with the ways in which he is marginalized due to expression. In the chapter on Frank O'Hara, the poet is shown to disfigure the lyric through the unliterary to allow it to speak for the perverse. In the chapter on Jack Spicer, the poet's concept of 'we alone' is shown to outmaneuver subjugating identificatory structures. The chapter on John Wieners shows how his queer failure frustrates the normative lyric's reception to produce the very marginalizing the gay writer must resist. The final chapter analyzes the poetry published in the years following the beginning of "gay liberation" (1969-1973) and suggests some poets relied on lyric expressivity in their work; others sought to fashion a poetics that married graphic content with radical experimentation and thus produced a more politically and poetically complex liberationist text
Interview with Nicholas Delbanco by Nicholas Delbanco( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Nicholas Delbanco by Christopher Hennessy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Outside the lines : talking with contemporary gay poets
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