Begging for It (Paperback)

By Alex Dimitrov

Four Way Books, 9781935536260, 79pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2013



In his debut collection of poems, Begging for It, Alex Dimitrov leads us through the streets, bridges, and bedrooms of New York City, sometimes as far away as Buenos Aires and Iceland, and as close as our own darkest corners. A Bulgarian immigrant, Dimitrov writes as both observer of and fervent participant in this "American Youth," as his speakers navigate both the physical and emotional landscapes of desire, intimacy, and longing--whether for a friend, a lover, or a self, "Saint or stranger, I still recklessly seek you.

About the Author

ALEX DIMITROV was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and lives in NYC. A recipient of the 2011 Stanley Kunitz Prize from The American Poetry Review, he is the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in NYC, works at the Academy of American Poets, teaches creative writing at Rutgers University, and frequently writes for Poets & Writers magazine.