Marilyn Monroe, Baby Sitter

This account of my family’s relationship with Marilyn Monroe appeared in Salon in September of 2013. It was edited by Sarah Hepola. This central family icon, the 25¢ photo booth picture, marks a confluence of currents in mid-century American life: the rise of automation; the golden age of the Hollywood studio system; and the advent… Continue reading Marilyn Monroe, Baby Sitter

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Dominick Reading for Filth

Dominick Reading for Filth is an illustrated chapbook with transcripts from live readings, published September 2013. Available in the US, UK and Europe from CreateSpace at the link. From: “R U Available?” p. 59: I’m willing to put it all out there, to own it, to be my whole self. I’m able to love this person… Continue reading Dominick Reading for Filth

Choke a Horse

Appeared in Prose & Lore, Issue 3, Fall 2013, edited by Audacia Ray. I can’t remember what combination of factors made me desperate enough to tie G to one of his throne-like Gothic Revival chairs, with peacock blue flocked velvet upholstery. I used his colorful neckties, from Turnbull and Asser, the venerable bespoke tailor in… Continue reading Choke a Horse

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