KEPT BOY IN THE AFTERLIFE snatches the 2023 C&R Press Nonfiction Prize 🏆

Have to get used to saying this: My second book will be released by C&R Press in the summer of ’24. KEPT BOY IN THE AFTERLIFE is in two sections. The first chronicles my time as the kept boy of a British society decorator in 80s New York City; the second tracks how I took… Continue reading KEPT BOY IN THE AFTERLIFE snatches the 2023 C&R Press Nonfiction Prize 🏆

NYC Launch @ BGSQD

For the launch event of BONDS & BOUNDARIES, Michael Bullock, co-editor of I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT: THE 1979 DIARIES OF SEAN DELEAR from Semiotext(e) joined me at the Bureau to discuss the common themes of the two titles. I read excerpts from my review of ICNBI and from the short stories “Raunch Daddy,” and… Continue reading NYC Launch @ BGSQD

Reading for Filth–a new incarnation

The original Reading for Filth was started by Dean Johnson at Hattie Hathaway’s Rapture Cafe in the East Village in 2007 (RIP legends). This new incarnation, organized by drag performer Eileen Dover, took place in Hell’s Kitchen at Frankie’s Pub and featured myself, Nora Burns, Michael Musto, and Jayysinn. The event was in the spirit… Continue reading Reading for Filth–a new incarnation

BONDS & BOUNDARIES for pre-order

“Dale Corvino gives us visceral access to his characters’ brains. Each of these pieces delivers something whole. You can tell he’s been around, and you’re bowled over by the humanity that has grown from it.” —Bruce Benderson, Author of The Romanian                   My debut collection of short stories is now… Continue reading BONDS & BOUNDARIES for pre-order

LAST CALL doc

Back in 2019, writer Elon Green contacted me about his book “Last Call,” about the murders of four gay men in Manhattan in the early 90s at the hands of a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital. I provided some background on the bar and hustling scenes of the time. His book is the basis of… Continue reading LAST CALL doc

“The Marielito” at OUTSpoken

He began telling me his story—his passage on the Mariel Boatlift, that flotilla of undesirables— reluctantly at first, mainly to put a stop to my nervous chatter. “I was sent to prison for falling in love with a classmate. Fausto had the head of a puma, and he loved me back. His mother reported me… Continue reading “The Marielito” at OUTSpoken

“Plus One” in RFD Magazine

His next party, Magnum, named for the extra-large condom, changed all that. He co-produced it with Johnny at the Park, an upscale venue in Chelsea; gossip columnist Michael Musto called it a “a raunchy gay sleaze fest.” It got wild at the opening night party: a horny and very flexible ballerino performed what I have… Continue reading “Plus One” in RFD Magazine

Interview: Alex Cheves for Lambda Lit

DC:  In the chapter “Backroom” you describe reciting W.S. Merwin’s “For a Coming Extinction” to two lovers. In the poem, Merwin says to the whale, “We who follow you invented forgiveness / And forgive nothing” (5-6). So given your upbringing and its challenges, where are you on forgiveness?  AC: That’s a beautiful segue. It’s a… Continue reading Interview: Alex Cheves for Lambda Lit