Books

Thebes (Jerk Poet, 2015)

Thebes (Jerk Poet, 2015)

Thebes is a collection of poems written in rhyme royal (a form invented by Chaucer). Like the priapeia, these epigrammatic stanzas are a joyous chorus of  nasty thoughts.

Thebes was originally presented at Brooklyn Wayfarers as part of a collaborative art exhibition with Harry Cushing and Juliana Merz.

[Free to Download at Jerk Poet]

 

My Gay Middle Ages (punctum, 2015)

My Gay Middle Ages (punctum, 2015)

My Gay Middle Ages monumentalizes the medieval aspects of the “gay lifestyle.” Its bemused hero uses pre-modern poetry as a technology of self-preservation. His “Middle Ages” are a posture from which to spiritualize the petty indignities of contemporary life.

[Free to Download at punctum books; $15 in print]

 

 

Retractions & Revelations (Jerk Poet, 2014)

Retractions & Revelations (Jerk Poet, 2014)

Retractions & Revelations is a series of haikus, koans, and one-liners. These little poems partake of a paradoxical spirituality that’s Christian, Zen, and Wildean. They’re sexy, funny, and earnest as a choir boy.

[$12 in print from Jerk Poet]