Poetry

Joe Dolce:

Evil Eye                                                                                                                         For a man to fear the gay male gaze, is to fear the Evil Eye or, rather, the Evil Not-I, the dissolution of self in narcissistic looking.  —Ellis Hanson   Great-great-great grandmother of Lacan’s Anxious Gaze, Mulvey’s Male Gaze and the Nosferatu Predatory Gaze, known in every culture—the Curse cast by a malevolent stare. Referred to in Plato, Plutarch and Pliny. Traditional tribal wariness of those with green, or blue, eyes. In Italy, Jettatore, high arching brows, a fixed look that leaps from black sockets. (Pius IV was known for his.) Mak Pilau, in Hawaiian, rotten eyes, a…

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