Essays, articles, poems, and reviews. For sample POEMS, click here.


The God of Longing (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014)



"The Golden Hour," published by AQLF 2011. Judge: Mark Doty



"What the Future Holds" (Summary of the 2014 Christopher Hewitt Award Winners), Art & Understanding Magazine, August 2014

"Summer Sounds: Northern California's Best Outdoor Music Festivals," Bay Area Reporter, August 7, 2014

"Back to the Garden: Luscious Music Festival's Star-Studded Sounds," Bay Area Reporter, July 31, 2014

"Be Prepared to Bleed" (on Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You"). In Lisa Sornberger and John Sornberger (Eds.), Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs, pp. 97–100. Toronto: Sumach Press.

"Re/Purpose: Mixed-media artist Solis combines Postmodern and precolonial influences to imagine a better world," Art & Understanding Magazine, September 2013

"A Growing Legacy" (Summary of the 2013 Christopher Hewitt Award Winners), Art & Understanding Magazine, August 2013

"Year in Review 2011: Alseep at the Wheel," OUT Magazine/ December 2011

"Talking Pictures: The Museum of Design Atlanta Brings Writers and Graphic Artists Together" A&U Magazine, December 1, 2011

"'Philip Levine and Other Mediocrities': Does the Huffington Post Hate Poetry?," LambdaLiterary, August 2011

"Editor's Note" (Guest editor for San Francisco Bay Area issue of poetry journal), Locuspoint, September 30, 2011

"Hands-On Healing: San Francisco's Positive Being Celebrates Ten Years of Providing Healing Bodywork to People Living with HIV," A&U, September 2011

"Paying It Forward: Photographer Daniel Nicoletta Offers Wisdom to a New Generation of Artists and Activists," A&U, June 2011

"Susan Sontag and the Hetero Presumption: Reviewing the Reviewer," LambdaLiterary, April 11, 2011

“John Gruber, One of Gay Movement’s Unsung Founding Fathers, Dies at 82,”, March 3, 2011

“Saints and Stereotypes: Photographer George Dinhaupt Captures the Beauty and Importance of Human Diversity,” Art & Understanding Magazine, March 2011

“Defining Moments: Artist Gypsy Ray Creates Beauty out of Adversity,” Art & Understanding Magazine, November 2010

“True to Life: Artist Lenore Chinn Portrays the Diversity and Dignity of Our Relationships,” Art & Understanding Magazine, October 2010

“Lesbians on the Frontlines: A New Film and Exibit, ‘We Were There,’ Tell a Story of Compassion and Leadership,” Art & Understanding Magazine, September 2010

Film Review: “We Were Here,” Art & Understanding Magazine, August 2010

“Wisdom about AIDS for the Next Generation,” San Francisco Bay Times, July 1, 2010

“Beards are Back.” San Francisco Bay Times, Mar 18, 2010

“Gays Protest Jamaican Reggae, Not American Rap,” New America Media, March 2010

“The Swish Beneath the Swagger: Liberating Our Queer Selves.” San Francisco Bay Times 3 Jan 2008

“Queer Liberation? No Thanks, We’ll Pass.” Beyond Masculinity Jan 2008

“Be Butch or Be Bashed.” Gay and Lesbian Review Jan 2008. (review of book from UC Press, Dude, You’re a Fag:Masculinity and Sexuality in High School)

“Vice and Consent: The Question of Rape in Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.” Tiresias December 2008.

“The Savage Truth.” Bay Area Reporter 6 May 2004. (About rising HIV rates in San Francisco)

“Out of the Closet, Onto the Dancefloor.” San Francisco Examiner 22 Aug. 1995. (About the first Gay Prom in Hayward, CA)

Joining the Tribe: Growing up Gay & Lesbian in the ’90s. Profiled and interviewed in book by Linnea Due. New York: Anchor Books, 1995 (pp. 219-236).

“Gay Kids Are the New Helms Victims.” San Francisco Examiner 11 Aug. 1994. (Republished as:  “Anti-Gay Provision Will Hurt Teens.” Arizona Daily Star 14 August 1994; “Gay Teen-agers Easy Pawns in Senate’s Political Power Plays." Chapel Hill Herald/Durham Herald Edition 1 Oct. 1994;  “Anti-Gay Provision Will Hurt Teens.” New Designs for Youth Development 11.4 (1994): 21.)

“Introspective Look at Gay Stereotypes.” San Francisco Examiner 2 Sept. 1993.

“Memoirs from a Closet.” Youth Outlook 3.2 (1993): 3-4. (Two-page cartoon bio)



View a full list of published poems here, including links to poems that appear in The God of Longing.



"Hide/Seek: Sexual Difference in American Portraiture," A&U Magazine September 2011 "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City," A&U Magazine July 2011 "Cultural Confluences by Lenore Chinn," A&U Magazine April 2011 "Cool Limbo by Michael Montlack," Lambda Literary “Dunstan Thompson: On the Life and the Work of a Lost Master,” LambdaLiterary “The First Risk by Charles Jensen,” Lambda Literary “We Were There,” Art & Understanding Magazine “Field Folly Snow by Cecily Parks,” American Poetry Journal “The Salt Ecstasies by James L. White,” Lambda Book Report “Breakfast with Thom Gunn by Randall Mann,” Lambda Book Report “Want by Rick Barot,” Lambda Book Report “Boy with Flowers by Ely Shipley,” Lambda Book Report “Imago by Joseph Legapsi,” Lambda Book Report “Next Extinct Mammal by Ruben Quesada” LambdaLiterary “Made for Meat by Kevin Simmonds" LambdaLiterary “A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering by Dawn Lundy Martin,” LambdaLiterary “Legacies of Love by Winston Wilde,” Lambda Book Report “The World Underneath by Richard Tayson,” Lambda Book Report



The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. V: "Nocturne," "Rain," Texas A&M University Press, 2012

Art & Understanding: Literature from the First Twenty Years of A&U. "Disclosure," Black Lawrence Press, 2014

Poets Eleven: "Goat Rock," “Thaw,” “Unicorn," San Francisco Public Library, 2010

Solace in So Many Words: “Veritas Premitur Non Opprimitur” Weighted Words Press, 2011 (nominated for Pushcart Prize)

The Body Electric: "Intermission," Ars Omnia, 2013

Divining Divas: “Twister” Lethe Press, 2012