Featured on The Poet and The Poem from The Library of Congress

I was honored to be invited on The Poet and The Poem, Grace Cavalieri’s long-running program from The Library of Congress. I opened with a poem from Skin Shift and then we turned to The Masque of Marilyn and other topics, closing with a poem from The Erotic Postulate. You can listen here: Enjoy!

On the Cover of Chronogram & Other Bits

Nadine Robbins’ portrait of me in my She-Ra crown graces the cover of the September issue of Chronogram, a magazine out of the Hudson Valley. You can read the whole issue here. * I’ll be attending my 15-year college reunion and an alumni author’s reception on Saturday, September 19th. Muhlenberg College, Trexler Libary, 3-5pm. * Read More …

Guest Post on jdbrecords, Philly Reading and Other May Bits

A long overdue post (something I started to write and meant to share back in September when The Erotic Postulate was released!) is up on jdbrecords. Much like this post from 2012 where I took my dear readers on a storyboard tour of Skin Shift (also on jdbrecords), this post walks you through four of the paintings behind Read More …

Two poems in (and on the Cover of!) PoetsArtists Magazine

I have two poems from my Book of M project–“Dear Art Dear M” and “I Prefer Gentlemen in Bed”–in the new PoetsArtists (PA#62), which accompanies the “Immortality and Vulnerability” exhibit going up at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago this April. I’m also on the cover in a portrait by the painter Nadine Robbins sporting my Read More …

The Erotic Postulate reviewed at Lambda Literary

The wonderful poet Tony Leuzzi (The Burning Door, Radiant Losses) has written an insightful review of The Erotic Postulate for Lambda Literary. Tony is clearly an ideal and well-read reader, picking up on the influences of people like Marianne Moore with the syllabic calculations, the reasons for the experimentation with punctuation, the philosophical bent to the Read More …

Dreamsplaining at Queen Mob’s Teahouse

Reb Livingston tackles one of my recent dreams in her new feature at Queen Mob’s Teahouse. She’s an insightful dreamsplainer! Check it out. Here’s the premise for dreamsplaining in Reb’s own words: Bored with traditional profile pieces & interviews? Me too! Here I will introduce writers and artists via their psyches by sharing one of their Read More …

A Minor Dilemma at The Good Men Project

As we were preparing the galleys for The Erotic Postulate this past spring, I was revisiting poems I had written more than 10 years ago. Most of them still held up–a different style from how I’m writing these days, but I’m excited to have them soon out in the world to expand the conversation I’m having Read More …

Birthday 35

A birthday post to round-up the latest news and happenings: The big news is that I’ve signed the contract for my second release from Sibling Rivalry Press, The Erotic Postulate. It will be out in September 2014 along with Stephen Mills’ second book, Brent Calderwood’s first book, and Douglas Ray’s anthology of queer Southern writing. Read More …