Quentin Crisp's writings, particularly his poetry, as well as interviews
have appeared in various journals, magazines, and books since his passing.
Also, various books have been written about him, as well as two very special
essay tribute books. Read about them all below!

In November 2002, French Connections Press launched an anglophone poetry/prose anthology series entitled Van Gogh's Ear.It is an annual literary journal based in Paris and published in conjunction with Allen Ginsberg’s Committee on Poetry in New York. Since its début in 2002, Van Gogh’s Ear has gained international acclaim for its innovative work by more than eighty celebrated and emerging talents per volume, and is highly recommended as a rich resource for teachers and a library basic.

Among the contributors are Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, John Ashbery, Maya Angelou, Joyce Carol Oates, Billy Collins, John Updike, Yoko Ono, Sapphire, Diane di Prima, Norman Mailer, John Rechy, Jim Carroll, Sylvia Miles, Felice Picano, J.T. LeRoy, Janet McDonald, John Gilmore, Dennis Cooper, Amiri Baraka, Eileen Myles, Barbara Guest, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Giorno, Robert Creeley, Marilyn Monroe, Sharon Mesmer, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Notley, and James Dean.

Quentin Crisp's poetry and prose appeared in volumes 1, 2, and 5, and will also be included in Dusty Answers.

An all LGBT issue!
A Pushcart Prize-winning literary magazine
Issue #81, winter, 2005

Chiron Review, a creative writing journal well known in the English academia arena, came to literary life in the Spring of 1982, and has been used as a teaching tool at Princeton and other colleges. This Pushcart Prize-winning literary magazine has just printed its last issue and is dedicated to the LGBT community.

Michael Hathaway, editor/publisher, has presented readers with the widest possible range of contemporary creative writing in an attractive, professional tabloid format, including artwork and photographs of featured writers.

The final issue of Chiron Review, #81, contains works by Antler, Ian Ayres, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Susan Deer Cloud, Quentin Crisp, Carl Miller Daniels, Hugh B. Fox, Michael Hathaway, Jane Hathaway, Rochelle Lynn Holt, Michael Huxley, Jeff Mann, Miranda F. Mellis, Jennifer D. Munro, Lesléa Newman, Felice Picano, Jeff Poniewaz, Donny Smith, Clifton Snider, Laurel Speer, Phillip Ward, A.D. Winans, and many others.

Richard Connolly's book Quentin Crisp: I'm An Englishman in New York appeared in print in June 2003, and is a special book of Crispisms.

It is the result of more than ten years of work by Richard Connolly, who recorded interviews and conversations with Quentin Crisp throughout the 1990s.

Connolly describes the book as “an act of refining Quentin Crisp for old and new audiences.”

This book is much a prelude to Mr.Crisp's forthcoming final book Dusty Answers (the last literary project by Quentin Crisp).

Available only in German and published only in Germany.

Read the eulogy by "Professor" Connolly from the memorial tribute booklet, Quentin Crisp 1908–1999, now available online.

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Quentin and Philip is a fascinating memoir about Andrew Barrow's friendship with Quentin Crisp and Philip O'Connor, and was published in England on November 8, 2002.

Mr. Barrow first met Quentin Crisp in 1971 and their friendship lasted until Crisp's death. Through Crisp he met the wild, much married, "genius" Philip O'Connor. The two men had known each other since the beginning of World War II when they both inhabited the same select corner of Low Bohemia (London's Fitzrovia).

Andrew Barrow is a writer and journalist who regularly contributes to the pages of the Independent, Daily Telegraph and Spectator and is author of two novels, The Tap Dancer and The Man in the Moon, both published by Picador.

Excerpts from Quentin and Philip will soon appear at this site, as well other writings specifically written for the Quentin Crisp Archives by Andrew Barrow.

Past contributors include Charles Bukowski, William Stafford, Marge Piercy, Gavin Dillard, Edward Field, Antler, Robert Peters, Joan Jobe Smith, Fred Voss, Janice Eidus, Felice Picano, Lyn Lifshin, Will Inman, Richard Kostelanetz, Lorri Jackson, Ruth Moon Kempher, Charles Webb and a host of others, well-known and new.

Tim Fountain, who met Quentin Crisp for the first time in 1999, published Outlines: Quentin Crisp in 2002.

This story is a portrait of what Fountain calls a "great, glittering contradiction." It examines the year Mr. Fountain knew Mr. Crisp and speculates on why Quentin Crisp decided to visit England to tour his one-man show at age 90. Fountain also comments on his take on Mr. Crisp's "significant death" in Manchester on November 21, 1999, one day before launching his performances there.

Click Resident Alien to read information about the stage adaptation Fountain and Crisp worked on together during that year.

Read the eulogy by Mr. Fountain from the memorial tribute booklet, Quentin Crisp 1908–1999, now available online.

Regarding Tim Fountain's remarks
"on the significant death of Quentin Crisp"

Photograph copyright © Marjori. All rights reserved.

Paul Bailey's The Stately Homo, an essay tribute book dedicated to the life and memory of Quentin Crisp by those who knew him, was published in 2000 by Bantam Press.

The Stately Homo is a celebration of the life and achievements of Quentin Crisp, the flamboyant and witty eccentric who refused to conform to any definition the world tried to pin on him.

Contributors include: Andrew Barrow, Clive Fisher, Ronald Harwood, Simon Hattenstone, Philip Hensher, John Hurt, James Kirkup, Adam Mars-Jones, George Melly, Patrick O'Connor, Sally Potter, Paul Robinson, Ann Valery, Elizabeth Wyndham, and many others.

Read the eulogy by Mr. Bailey from the memorial tribute booklet, Quentin Crisp 1908–1999, now available online.

The text from the memorial tribute booklet, Quentin Crisp 1908–1999, is now available online. Read eulogies by John Hurt, James Adler, Larry Ashmead, Eric Bentley, Ned Rorem, Sylvia Miles, Elton John, Guy Kettelhack, Tom Steele, Pratt family members, and various individuals who knew Quentin Crisp.

Also included are two essays and a poem by Mr. Crisp, which will be included in Mr. Crisp's forthcoming final book Dusty Answers!

See photographs from the memorial, An Evening for Quentin Crisp, at the photo gallery.

Although not written about but by Quentin Crisp, this omnibus was specially created in 2000 for Quality Paperback Club, which brings together the autobiographical writings of Quentin Crisp.

Shortly before his death, during the late summer and early autumn of 1999, Mr. Crisp wrote a lively Preface and a poignant Afterword especially for this book. These two essays were among the last articles written by Quentin Crisp.

More information on ordering this special omnibus edition of Quentin Crisp's writings is available at InsightOut.

The Onion A.V. Club—the entertainment section of the award-winning humor publication The Onion—has collected dozens of the paper's most entertaining and candid interviews in The Tenacity Of The Cockroach, which offers a pop-cultural tour unlike any other. The Tenacity of the Cockroach, the first book to collect these pieces, focuses on interviews with entertainment figures who, for one reason or another, operate outside of the usual star-making machinery of the entertainment industry. The book is a lesson in turning negatives into positives.

The Tenacity of the Cockroach is an often fascinating look at some of the entertainment world's mavericks, do-it-yourself-ers and cult figures. At its best, as these interviews accumulate, it becomes something of a manifesto on thinking for oneself and daring to think and live outside the conservative parameters of the status quo.

Keith Phipps to read his 1997 interview with Quentin Crisp.

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