On the night of the Summer Solstice, I filled in at the 🌈 PRIDE edition of Reading for Filth at Eastern Bloc. Told the story of being a gay sperm donor in my twenties: Nurse Stern, who was separated from me by a Lucite wall, just like in a money bank, slid a stack of… Continue reading “Not that I know of” at R4F
Carte Blanche, based in Montreal, is an internationally recognized magazine of creative nonfiction. “Canadian Vacation,” an account of that time I smuggled my ex across the 49th parallel, is featured in Issue 29 (Winter 2017). Sure, we barely knew each other – but that wasn’t the point. Whatever journey we were on was not going… Continue reading More 💓 from 🇨🇦: “Canadian Vacation” in Carte Blanche.
I was cast in the live storytelling event RISK! which is produced and hosted by the balls-out Kevin Allison. The show was at the Theatre Fairmount in Mile-End. Any excuse to visit MTL, NYC’s cooler sluttier older sister who speaks French. Told the story of smuggling my ex across the 49th parallel back in the… Continue reading RISK! Live show in Montreal 8/6
“Even the effects of pheromones can be programmed.” The essay I published in December, “A Project in Written Persuasion”, discusses the impact of GPS-enabled cruising apps on gay culture. I called the new paradigm an efficient, globalized, government-funded ecosystem of desire. These apps grant us superpowers: we see each other through brick walls; we detect prospects with these prosthetic antennae.… Continue reading Grindr Reviews
“Choke a Horse” is a vignette which appears in Prose & Lore, Issue 3, published in January 2014. Available here.
This essay was prompted by the editor, Arielle Greenberg, who asked writers to reflect on “how looking at the world through the lens of an alternative sexual orientation influences the modes and strategies with which we approach our creative work.” It was a pain to write about writing, but a pleasure to publish something so seriously dirty.… Continue reading Essay for the Rumpus
ImageOut Write is the literary companion journal to the annual ImageOut Film Festival of Rochester, NY. “Color Me Your Color Baby” appears on p. 20. of Volume 3: Personal Pronouns, edited by Brad Craddock. It’s an appreciation of Blondie. I don’t realize this at the time, because as a dissociative teen boy, I realize very little… Continue reading Color Me Your Color Baby
The Roundup is a digital zine edited by Edmund Jessup. This story appeared in The Pride Issue, June 2014, p. 36. For years, I sent out Tramporium Reports to a select group of friends. They were sexual travelogues written as reports to a government agency overseeing the homosexual ecosystem by a field agent. Who knows, there… Continue reading Tramporium Report: Desert Southwest, January 2013
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
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