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 …

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 …

Upcoming Readings, a Poem, and a Review

A quick note about some upcoming readings: Monday, April 8th: Indian Springs School, Birmingham, AL, 7pm. I’m part of the Indian Springs Visiting Writers Series which was highlighted recently in The Nation. Looking forward to seeing Douglas Ray and Jessica Smith, and discussing Skin Shift with their students! The public is welcome. Thursday, April 11th: Gay Read More …

August Bits

I have an essay in The First Time I Heard… The Smiths. Edited by novelist Scott Heim, this is part four in “an ongoing series where musicians and writers tell their stories of first hearing the music of an iconic artist or band.” You can download the e-book here. * A new poem–“No Garlic”–in the Read More …

July Bits

Thunderstorms flooding the city. Air so heavy with humidity and pollution and rotting trash it’s hard to breathe. Showering multiple times a day to stay cool and get the film off your skin. Ah New York in the summertime. It’s around this time every year I start dreaming of Autumn and crisper days and getting Read More …

Aftermath

I had the opportunity and pleasure to see a new show Friday night at the New York Theatre Workshop. It’s called Aftermath and is written by Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen who took interviews they conducted in June 2008 with Iraqi refugees in Jordan and crafted them into a show that interweaves the stories of Read More …