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

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

“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

“Spit and Glitter” in Crooked Fagazine No 9

During the performance–a choreographed extravaganza with colorful costumes, set pieces, props, and a background video, set to a remix to “Theme from Love Boat”–the cannon fired over the packed gallery, coating the crowd in the stuff. Some sought to avoid the cannon’s fire, but packs of us ran right into it. I found it marvelous,… Continue reading “Spit and Glitter” in Crooked Fagazine No 9

Reading in quarantena: Bespoke, 4/1

An appearance in this period of distance. I was one of the readers for Bespoke‘s first reading via Zoom. Co-organizers Tim Murphy and Christina Quintana assembled a lovely, diverse, queer group: Christopher CastellaniWo ChanGeorgina EscobarKay GabrielEileen MylesAldrín ValdezCrystal Valentine I read from “Raunch Daddy,” an audience fave. A few words from my intro: Hi from… Continue reading Reading in quarantena: Bespoke, 4/1

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Perfectly Queer in San Francisco

For this reading at San Francisco’s wonderful independent bookstore Dog-Eared Books Castro, I read from an excerpt for “Raunch Daddy”, story 2 of Worker Names. Also on the bill: Denise Conca, author of A Recursive Nature,  Cass Sellers, author of the thriller Finding Sky,  Wayne Goodman, and Rob Rosen. Thanks to Rick May for organizing a… Continue reading Perfectly Queer in San Francisco

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“Rita Dolores” in ImageOutWrite v. 8

  As Max passed between the stanchions he extended his hand to Rita. She strained to elongate her fingers while rotating her wrist, willing her rough hand to appear delicate. She then placed her hand atop his, as if he were about to escort her into a ballroom.   “Aren’t you a tall drink of… Continue reading “Rita Dolores” in ImageOutWrite v. 8

Raunch Daddy on ASMQ Podcast

“Raunch Daddy,” is story #2 from Worker Names, and I read it in its entirety for ASMQ. It’s epistolary in sections, with diary entries and chat room exchanges. Nick’s been kicked out by his lover for being ’emotionally unavailable’ and has lost his job in the recession. He sublets a studio around the corner from… Continue reading Raunch Daddy on ASMQ Podcast

Experiments & Disorders @ Dixon Place, NYC

Writer and activist Elizabeth Koke and I shared the bill for the  9/17 Experiments & Disorders at Dixon Place. Read cuts from the following works-in-progress, and a cut from “Raunch Daddy,” the second story in the Gertrude Press chapbook Worker Names. I Speak for my Difference, a new English translation of the poem Manifesto/Hablo Por Mi Diferencia by Pedro… Continue reading Experiments & Disorders @ Dixon Place, NYC