Just got back from Saint and Sinner’s LGBT Literary Festival in New Orleans where I was a presenter and served on the memoir and short story panel discussions. Had a wonderful time!
I’m pleased as punch to see my essay about my time dressing Into the Woods. The story is part of a series that Queen Mob’s Teahouse asked me to do about my career in professional theatre.
Queen Mob’s Tea House published the second in my series of essays about my thirty years spent working as a dresser for theatre. I have told this story about working on Agnes of God since 1986. It is wonderful to finally see it in print.
I have entered my book Flit in many contests, one of which is the “Lammys” sponsored by Lambda Literary. This year there are thirty-seven entries in the gay poetry category. I decided to challenge myself by purchasing and reading each and every one of them.
What an amazing experience. Thirty-seven gay men have written thirty-seven wildly different collections of poetry. Seven books stand out to me personally.
The Opposite of People by Patrick Ryan Frank
Otter by Ben Ladoceur
Rebels by Jeff Mann
Jesse Garon Writes A Love Letter by Robby Nadler
Brimstone by Will Stockton
What the Night Numbered by Bradford Tice
Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners
Had a wonderful experience yesterday at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA. I read five poems from FLIT and mashed up three new poems from Catcher in the Rye with the crowd. This venue is a wonderful gift to poets and poetry lovers. I highly recommend.
Queen Mob’s Teahouse offered me weekly space to publish a series of essays about my career in theatre. Today they launched the first one. I am calling this adventure 30 YEARS A DRESSER –40-50 fun, wacky essays of the shows I worked on backstage.
My short stories “A Place for Dad” and “Eric in Your Bed” were published in Jonathan Magazine. They are my twelfth and thirteenth short stories to find a publisher in 2015.
FLIT has a little corner in the January/February issue of Poet & Writer’s Magazine. Pretty cool, huh?
“I like getting flowers. My fellow actors knew I was getting a bouquet from a mysterious fan named Steve before each performance. Roses, daisies, and colorful mixes out of season from a man who never showed his face at the theatre.”
My 500 word short story FLOWERS FROM STEVE was published today at Spelk Fiction.
I will be going to New Orleans in April for Saints & Sinners Literary Festival. Just confirmed a guest spot to do a reading from FLIT and perhaps be a part of the poetry panel discussion.
I attended this festival in 2013 and had a fabulous time.