Monologist. Spoken word poet. Writer. Editor. Translator. Queer guy.



 Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous  to poetry.

  Thomas Mann, Death in Venice

Screenshot of me performing my monologue My Fabulous Career as a Heterosexual for the Barnstaple Fringe online, June 2021.



January 2, 2022:  Happy New Year! Bonne année. Buon anno. Wishing everyone a touch-feely, squishy, tactile 2022, sans masques, with lots of pawing and breathing on one another, without fear. 

         I decided to start off the New Year with a bang: a rare 3-star review!

        As for the exciting announcement mentioned on Dec. 5, it's about theatre, but given the current lockdown/curfew, I think I should hold off for the moment ... It's been almost two years, what's a bit more waiting?


December 5, 2021:  Happy Holiday Season! Been watching films and such, including a couple of classics from the New Queer Cinema of the 1990s: Swoon and PoisonAnd I may have an exciting announcement very soon! 


September 25, 2021:  I see it's been almost a year since I've reviewed a book! It's been all films and plays since October 2020. Maybe the pandemic has made me reluctant to commit to a novel? I have read some novels in the past year, but they weren't LGBTQ (including that awful novel by Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop). Anyway, I've got a new review of a novel by Christopher Isherwood that was first published in the year of my birth. Also, a review of a fairly recent (by my standards) Israeli film.


August 20, 2021:  I've been in a documentary mood recently, and re-watched two docs that I saw years ago and which had stuck with me: We Were Here and The Celluloid Closet. And a sweet gay play


June 30, 2021: As Pride Month draws to a close, I've been busily watching LGBT documentaries and read a gay play (with another review of a quasi-gay play)


May 9, 2021: I've posted a few more reviews: a controversial gay play, an erotic Portuguese film, and a documentary about drag. The rhythm of my reviews has been slow of late, due to pandemic lassitude and work, but I've got a little pile of stuff to read/watch over the pandemic spring/summer.


May 4, 2021: As someone who believes passionately in the value and role of art, why have I not been missing the live performing arts all that much during the pandemic? Some thoughts.


January 28, 2021: Bonne Année à tous! Watched two American independent films currently streaming on Netflix, one a coming-out film, the other more of a going-back-in-the-closet film: Edge of Seventeen and I Am Michael.


December 20, 2020: Reviews of two recent French films, both portraying teenagers in love, both good, one of them a gem: Été 85 (or, if you must, Summer of 85) and I Am JonasMerry Christmas to all! Joyeuses Fêtes!


November 16, 2020: I read Hanya Yanagihara's looooong novel A Little Life. Find out why I find it astonishing that it's been called the Great Gay Novel here. And a couple of new movie reviews: the new Netflix version of The Boys in the Band and an old British film, Victim.


November 4, 2020: Review of Matthew Lopez's The InheritanceIs this THE great gay play?


November 2, 2020: Since there's no theatre happening these days, I wrote a little piece of theatre, about theatre; it's here. It's in the same form as a piece I recently wrote for the Quebec Writers' Federation, which can be found here.