January 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
Some good stuff from around the web. Happy 2013, and happy reading!
- Sasha Debevec-McKenney writing on the upside of divorce.
- A poem by Erin M. Bertram over at Lambda Literary Review.
- This beautiful lyric essay on truth and poetry (among other things) by Danniel Schoonebeek for The American Reader.
- In Next Magazine, my piece on Aaron Smith’s new book Appetite, as well as my Top 10 Gay Books of 2012.
- Floating Wolf Quarterly’s two most recent digital chapbooks: Rebecca Hazelton’s Tender Trapper and Dorothea Lasky’s Thing.
- Four terrific epigrams by James Yeh on Wonder’s tumblr.
- John Deming’s interview with D.A. Powell at Coldfront.
- I was very excited to have a poem up at The Awl just before Christmas. Its dependably strong Poetry Section, edited by Mark Bibbins, has also featured poems by two other NYU MFA students in recent months: an excerpt from Mike Lala’s Portraits of the Artists as Their Own Subjects and “Matanuska” by Christine Larusso.
- Finally, please watch this new PacoVolume music video for his song “Olaf & Paul.” Written/directed by Jack Antoine Charlot and co-starring Adrien Brody, it’s tender, funny and tragic. Also, Adrien Brody and PacoVolume make out.
September 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
In no particular order:
My piece for Next Magazine on Lonely Christopher and his new chapbook Crush Dream, which is terrific, and which you should go order from Radioactive Moat (a BARGAIN at $6, including shipping). UPDATE: My copy arrived in the mail today–check out this gorgeous hand-painted cover:
Also for Next, I wrote a preview of my most anticipated books coming out this fall. It’s a good season for gay lit.
Over at Lambda Literary Review, we’ve got a slew of great poets who’ve recently been featured in the Poetry Spotlight, including Stephen Zerance (“Anne Sexton’s Last Drink” and “Lindsay Lohan”), P. Elan (“What I Will Get), Nick Comilla (“Montreal Sestina” and “Pure Form”), and Chris Emslie (“Blanks”). « Read the rest of this entry »
August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
June 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’m 22; my boyfriend’s 48. Here’s a few things I’ve figured out along the way:
Have a sense of humor. If you can’t handle the “who’s your daddy?” jokes your friends are (inevitably) going to make, you probably have no business being in a relationship with someone twice your age in the first place. So rather than bracing yourself against the barrage of cradle-robbing and gold-digging jokes that are bound to come your way, just embrace your new role as a child-bride and make sure people are laughing with you, not at you.
Kink is cool! While my current relationship wasn’t my initiation into role play, it was the first time I realized adventurous sex and loving kindness aren’t mutually exclusive. So go ahead, let him be the pervy coach! Be the jailbait slut cruising in the bookstore! Have sex in (and/or with) a roomful of men! You don’t have to feel dirty afterwards—instead you can cuddle.
April 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
- Michael Klein’s essay on his friendship with Adrienne Rich, over at Ploughshares.
- “The Amethyst,” an amazing new poem by Dorothea Lasky at jdbrecords.
- Pitchfork‘s Lindsay Zoladz on Fiona Apple and oversharing #confessionalrealness
- “Bloodletting” by Alex Dimitrov, from The Yale Review.
- “remember” by Sophia Le Fraga, at A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.
- Two poems by Shane Michael Manieri in the Poetry Spotlight at Lambda Literary Review.
- Out.com’s oral history of queer punk.
- Michael Stipe interviewing Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius for East Village Boys (Pts. 1 & 2).
- My latest Outwords column for Next Magazine, on the Divining Divas anthology: “Bowing Down and Queening Out.”
- So you can’t read them yourself, but you can listen to Lonely Christopher read some poems from his newest book, Crush Dream at A Voice Box. They’re awesome.
March 13, 2012 § 2 Comments
I had a lovely time interviewing the singular Edmund White for Next Magazine this month. (And the story got a cover mention!) One of life’s more recent surreal and wonderful moments.
I love this poem by Zachary Pace. It’s called “Grindr.”
I also love this song, “Elevator” by Crinkles. Follow the link to listen and download.
In other exciting news–my Little Mermaid poem, “Part of Your World,” is included in the new anthology Divining Divas, edited by Michael Montlack. I’m thrilled to be in the company of the other 99 gay men writing on the women who inspire them, many of whom inspire me in their own right. Speaking of which…
Angelo Nikolopoulos, whose poem “Going Garbo” is one of my favorite in Divas, and who was one of the winners of the “Discovery”/Boston Review last year, did a fantastic interview for the 92nd Street YMCA’s blog. Don’t miss it.
A few other pieces hitting the web this week gave me pause: « Read the rest of this entry »