Help Fund Poets in ‘Boyland’

Poetry darlings Kevin Killian and CA Conrad will be appearing in Boyland, a new film directed by Gabe Rubin, co-written by Felix Bernstein:

Set in present day, a trailblazing new film, Boyland will tell a story of a controversial and forbidden love. Boyland is a narrative work but with a strong focus on experimental elements. It is co-written and directed by Gabe Rubin. One summer day Meyer [played by Kevin Killian], a sixty year-old photographer and artist meets James, a fourteen year-old juvenile delinquent at the beach. A tumultuous relationship develops that tests both of their capacities to love. Rubin paints the story of their passionate, complex and at times disturbing relationship against the surreal backdrop of a sensual fantastical dreamworld. In this dreamscape, Gabe delves deeply into the darkest secrets of pederasty with a pioneering approach that is both innovative and haunting. Utilizing rich multimedia references from the worlds of art, music and poetry Boyland is a radical and unforgettable coming of age story.

The filmmakers have just four days remaining to reach their fundraising goal.  Be a part of this amazing
 project by supporting their indiegogo— & check out the fantastic perks for your patronage!

ixnay press Chapbook Reception & Reading

licorice_allsortsIn our spare time (ahem) Chris McCreary & I co-edit ixnay press, a Philadelphia-based small press of new and experimental writing.

Please join us next Sunday, July 21, for a poetry reading & reception to celebrate two new chapbooks:


by Mark Lamoureux



by Elizabeth Scanlon

6th & Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia

Doors Open at 7:30pm

Reading begins 8ish

2013 Pew Fellowships in the Arts

Every year, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage awards no-strings-attached Pew Fellowships to artists in the five-county Philadelphia area.

I am pleased & proud to have been named a 2013 Pew Fellow for Poetry, along with the following artists:

Emily Abendroth, Poetry

Kinan Abou-Afach, Music

Hafez Javier Kotain, Music

Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Music

J. Louise Makary, Film

Toshi Makihara, Music

Bhob Rainey, Music

Frank Sherlock, Poetry

Paul Swenbeck, Visual Arts

Karen M’Closkey & Keith VanDerSys, Design

Raphael Xavier, Dance