I have been writing for several years now about my predicament of being both queer and rural. On one hand, I love living where I do. There is not a thirty mile commute to work in gridlock traffic. I rarely have to wait in line for more than ten minutes to buy anything. And there […]
I had the fortunate experience of giving a poetry reading with my friend and fellow poet David K. Wheeler on Wednesday. He and I met in a poetry writing class at Western Washington University several years back and both worked for the same independent bookstore in Bellingham, although not at the same time. Giving a […]
This blog has been filled with words, words, words lately. I am happy to write every week, or get someone else to write every week, but it would also be nice to show off some of the great things I am seeing in Idaho. Let me take you with me on a mini-road trip through […]
Let me start out by saying that my situation is nothing like the division of Germany after WWII. I have not been separated from the rest of my city, country or had my freedoms restricted by a totalitarian regime. But the metaphor of wall may work. Some of you know that I have spent the […]
Graduate school and teaching is kicking my ass. I will post something of substance soon. Please stay tuned. But to hold you over, here is a picture of me reading some new work this past week at the MFA reading for the Hemingway Festival in Moscow, Idaho. (You can tell it is more noir poems because […]
I have been moving to Moscow, Idaho. There will be a new post this week. In the mean time, check out the photo from just outside the city limits.
I want this blog to remain largely focused on queer writers, their work and the writing life. I also have not wanted to post my own poems or go on about my personal life. I find my day to day life tedious at best. I don’t think any other person would seek out this blog […]