Brother Outsider – Trans Homo Gasp Book Launch

Trans Homo…GASP! is hot off the presses! This groundbreaking book examines love and relationships between gay transmen and cis gendered gay men – hence the title Trans Homo.

Get your copy HERE!

I am proud to be a small part of such an important work – my poem “Brother Outsider” (referring to Audre Lorde’s work) is included. Here is a video of me reading that poem at the book launch:

“Brother Outsider”

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I’m excited and honored to have my poem, “Brother Outsider” featured in the forthcoming book Trans Homo…GASP! Gay FTM and Cis Men On Sex And Love, edited by Avi Ben-Zeev and Pete Bailey. This title will be published by Transgress Press later in 2017, and features interviews and essays. I am also thrilled to be published in the same book as one of my heroes, Buck Angel!

My poem is about toxic masculinity, and how cis and trans men can together redefine the concept of manhood.

You can pre-order a copy of the book HERE.

Reading last night at Quiet Lightning was a great experience!  sPARKLE + bLINK 86 (gorgeous, no?) will soon be online! Also received a check for my poem – a rare treat for a poet! Meeting other poets and sharing work was a needed shot of inspiration!

Not Your Daddy – Video Premier Coming Soon!

My first feature poetry video is in the final editing stages! “Not Your Daddy” is about an intergenerational relationship between two gay men – and how defining it through role play would reduce the power of that connection. Directed by the talented Fred Gebhardt, it features evocative San Francisco footage. The video is now in the final editing stages – be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you can be the first to learn of its world premier!!!

I met Fred at Café Flore recently, so he could show me the video so far. All I can say is – – It’s GORGEOUS!! Lush imagery of San Francisco provides the perfect complement to this love poem. There is a short teaser trailer so you can have a taste – but please be sure to SUBSCRIBE (if I can get 100 subscribers, I can make a custom YouTube URL).rsz_shuathumbnail2