JOHN ARTHUR SWEET

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


NEWS:

 

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.

 

May 2020: I did a rare pandemic-style online performance/reading, and you can find it here. My story starts around 13 minutes in.

WARNING: Copious 1970s pop culture references!