Ian Young (writer)
|Born||January 5, 1945|
|Occupation||non-fiction, journalism, poetry|
|Notable works||The Gay Muse, The Male Homosexual in Literature|
Ian Young (born January 5, 1945) is an English-Canadian poet, editor, literary critic, and historian. While a student at the University of Toronto, he was a founding member of the University of Toronto Homophile Association, the first post-Stonewall gay organization in Canada. He founded Canada's first gay publishing company, Catalyst Press, in 1970, printing over thirty works of poetry and fiction by Canadian, British, and American writers until the press ceased operation in 1980. His work has appeared in Canadian Notes & Queries, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Rites and Continuum, as well as in more than fifty anthologies. He was a regular columnist for The Body Politic from 1975 to 1985 and for Torso between 1991 and 2008.
Young is best known for his work as editor of the anthology The Gay Muse and the bibliography The Male Homosexual in Literature. He edited The Male Muse: A Gay Anthology, the first English-language anthology of poetry with gay male themes. In 1974, a shipment of The Male Muse was seized and burned by British customs officials.
He was interested in ceremonial magic during the 1980s and was a founding member of the Hermetic Order of the Silver Sword.
- White Garland: 9 Poems for Richard (1969)
- Year of the Quiet Sun (1969)
- Double Exposure (1970, 2nd edition 1974)
- Lions in the Stream (1971) (with Richard Phelan)
- Some Green Moths (1972)
- Invisible Words (1974)
- The Male Homosexual in Literature: A Bibliography (1976; 2nd edition 1982)
- Common-or-Garden Gods (1976)
- Son of the Male Muse (1983)
- Gay Resistance: Homosexuals in the Anti-Nazi Underground (1985)
- Sex Magick (1986)
- The AIDS Dissidents: An Annotated Bibliography (1993)
- The Stonewall Experiment: A Gay Psychohistory (1995)
- The AIDS Cult: Essays On the Gay Health Crisis (1997) (with John Lauritsen)
- Out in Paperback: A Visual History of Gay Pulps (2012)
- Encounters with Authors: Essays on Scott Symons, Robin Hardy, Norman Elder (2013)
- London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories (2017)
- Canadian literature
- Canadian poetry
- List of Canadian poets
- List of Canadian writers
- HIV/AIDS denialism
- Aldrich, Robert (2002). Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day. Psychology Press. p. 458. ISBN 9780415291613. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
- McLeod, Donald W. (Donald Wilfred), 1957- (1996). Lesbian and gay liberation in Canada : a selected annotated chronology, 1964-1975. Toronto: ECW Press/Homewood Books. ISBN 1550222732. OCLC 35108319.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Authors: Ian Young". Ryerson University Library & Archives. 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
- Dube, Peter (2012). Best Gay Stories 2012. Lethe Press. p. 151. ISBN 9781590213865. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
- Percy, William (December 2, 2011). "Ian Young". Retrieved 2014-10-01.
- New, William (2002). Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. University of Toronto Press. p. 420. ISBN 9780802007612. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
- Gunn, Drewey Wayne (September 18, 2010). "'All of Me (Can You Take All of Me?)' by Dirk Vanden". Lambda Literary Review. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
- "‘Encounters with Authors: Essays on Scott Symons, Robin Hardy, Norman Elder’ by Ian Young". Lambda Literary Foundation, August 26, 2013.
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