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March 12, 2018

On March 8, 2018 I donated a large portion of my papers and memorabilia to the LGBT Center National History Archive. I included to accompany the materials a written history charting my experiences in the LGBT literary community in NYC during the eighties, nineties, and...

July 11, 2017

Just wanted to announce that starting October 1st, I will be spending a month in Berlin followed in November by three weeks in Madrid with a short visit to Barcelona. I plan to keep an on-line journal with some reflections about gay life and literary life in these citi...

January 9, 2017

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2PM
STEPS OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, 5TH AVE at 42ND ST NYC. 
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 

For more information click here.

PEN America's literary protest on the steps of the New York Public Library will bring together hundreds of writers a...

January 6, 2017

2016 brought with it some excellent poetry books, both within and outside the LGBT community. I had the pleasure of reviewing several of these books and reading a few others at leisure. I thought I might share where my reading interests took me last year. One of the mo...

January 5, 2017

My muse, Marlene Dietrich, at her screen test for "Blue Angel"---"a star is born"

January 3, 2017

Two recent films have focused on the lives of poets. "Patterson" is playing in theaters now. Wikipedia writes about "Patterson": "Paterson is a 2016 drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. The film stars Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani as a Paterson, New J...

December 1, 2016

A few photos I took of some haunts of my youth in Lynchburg, Va. Jones Memorial Library and Garland Rhodes School both abandoned and weathering away.The Library was my first introduction to the world of literature with its imposing facade and engravings of the greats....

April 15, 1999

Readings: 35 min

Lecture: 21 min.

After 30 Years: The Effects of Stonewall on Gay Poetry

Thanks Dennis. First let me say that I have no doubt that “gay poetry” and “gay literature” are cultural and historical artifacts, labels based in our present contemporary moment. In...

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