Interview w Kyle Carrero Lopez for Lambda Lit

I sat down with Kyle Carrero Lopez, a poet whose work “centers power, social life, and Afro-Cuban histories,” to discuss the writing process and prevalent themes of my short story collection. Check out his chapbook Muscle Memory (cover art below). I love this couplet which ends his poem “Untitled (Havana, 2000)”: a man who thinks… Continue reading Interview w Kyle Carrero Lopez for Lambda Lit

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

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

“I think the state will cleave us…” Bruce Benderson Interview in RFD Mag

Last year, a fellow writer recommended Bruce’s workshop to me.  I was familiar with his name but not his actual work. I started reading after joining the workshop, wondering how could I have missed out? I love the voices of the Times Square queer underworld he chronicles in User. His “erotic autobiography, ” The Romanian, is… Continue reading “I think the state will cleave us…” Bruce Benderson Interview in RFD Mag