back @ Saints + Sinners

After rounds of elliptical chat he was approached by a guy from about twenty miles away. Darios was a Creole blend of African, Native, and French, according to his description. ‘I’m a country boy who can’t stay out of the city,’ read his quote. Benny found his messages honest and funny:‘SO R U down for… Continue reading back @ Saints + Sinners

at SWAF in Tucson

The Sex Worker Arts Festival had panels, parties, and a robust line-up of films, including the fantastic documentary “The Celluloid Bordello” by Juliana Piccilo and the short “Sugar” by Alyssa Brayboy. I was the Emcee and one of the readers in the Festival’s Literary program, called THE CLITERATI. We heard from four readers, and the… Continue reading at SWAF in Tucson

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

“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

“Do what you love…” and other canards.

Catapult is a platform founded in 2015 by Elizabeth Koch, with the mission of publishing “stories that celebrate life…Stories that reveal all the layers—the sinews and hairy knuckles, the iron and meat of history and influence…stories that land us squarely, concretely, in someone else’s shoes.” My first essay for the platform was a chance to… Continue reading “Do what you love…” and other canards.