Two Poems

Two Poems

I’m grateful to have two newly published poems. Check out the current issues of Brooklyn’s SLICE magazine and Gulf Coast, also featuring Donald Hall, Tony Hoagland,…

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[All he drinks are suicides]

[All he drinks are suicides]

All he drinks are suicides, schizophrenic elixirs that let him pump his cup, trigger after trigger, down the length of the soda fountain. Our friend…

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Marriage

Marriage

Doors that hang on one hot hinge, and yet they keep from slamming. Doors that open in more than two directions, and are made of…

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Tales of the Great Beasts

Tales of the Great Beasts

Free eBook!  I’m so proud to be a co-author of the latest book in New York Times-bestselling Spirit Animals series: Tales of the Great Beasts! And now, Scholastic is celebrating…

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BGSQD Reading: Three Gay Beardies

BGSQD Reading: Three Gay Beardies

I’m reading July 17 with two friends, the poets Paul Legault and Greg Wrenn, at Bureau of General Services Queer Division Bookstore (BGSQD). The event…

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Fairytale Prayer

Fairytale Prayer

Start close. Look right at it. Close your eyes and see it, whatever it is. Under all that, even, there is another sky. Another dimension,…

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Nkonde Song

Nkonde Song

Manhattan If you wake into a smallish room, Don’t long for centuries of peace. Instead, let the pigeon, his sleepy steel sheen As he lifts…

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