Memoir in Progress

  • “How to Shoot at Someone Who Outdrew You” begins with the day in 2009 when I heard of Hank Locklin’s death—the impetus for reflections on the country music and dancing of my childhood and adolescence. Published in The Gettysburg Review (Autumn 2016), this piece is available (though under a different title) at Literary Hub ⇒
  • “Crossing the Nueces” opens on the January day in 1994 when I drove from Austin, Texas, to the Meischen family farm and said to my parents that I am gay. This moment serves as a fulcrum of sorts—for reflections on the forces at work in me before and after the most difficult act in the process of my coming out. “Crossing the Nueces” is in Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life, released by Eldredge Books on National Coming Out Day 2016 (October 11). I was in Portland, Oregon, for the release event. Find out more about Fashionably Late

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  • A Pushcart Prize

    “How to Shoot at Someone Who Outdrew You” has been selected for The Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses 2018 Edition. Release Date: November 7, 2017. Pre-orders available at Amazon; I’ll publish a link here as November apporaches.
    The Pushcart Prize XLII