Yes, we can call Mr Stephen Gyllenhaal that now, you'll see why in a second. Cantara tells me he is utterly impressed with our questions and wants to take his time over them to do them justice. Straight from the horse's mouth (kinda), he says, "You're all like my daughters,". How amazingly sweet is that? Dad, obviously we're not as talented and successful as your other children but maybe we can help out around the house? I call pool duty!
Cantara also confirms that there are a number of poems about Jake in Stephen's poetry collection. There is one long, astonishing poem entitled "At 25" which was written around December (Jake's birthday), right around the beginning of the Brokeback Mountain frenzy and there are also poems about Maggie, about Naomi, and even one about Jamie Lee Curtis. Eek, I can't wait.
Tonnes more info over at www.stephengyllenhaal.com and also a new poem called True Love which I'd like to hear your insight on, my literary lovers!