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New Book, “Fauxster” Coming Out This Spring

This book will be released through Createspace, the sequel to The Sophomore Year Experience. It will be released some time in March and contains poems such as “To Love From Afar,” “Why I Don’t Date Privileged People,” “Queer Selfishness,” and “For … Continue reading

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QUEER SELFISHNESS

Picture by Linzi on flickr.com. We had a selfish six weeks together. I wanted you to strip, to corrupt yourself before me, “tell me your darkest fears and mistakes” and muddy the facades I thought you had while clutching onto … Continue reading

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THE TAP ROOM

I remember glossy-brown countertops, dim lights, and cigarette smoke in the afternoon. The smell of liquor, old men in tired flannels, stretched suspenders, and gray hairs, huddled in a crowd at the booth. hard peppermint candies tasting of stale mint … Continue reading

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Fragmented Thoughts

I. I taught myself how to ride a multi-speed bike in Anchorage. It was too big for me, so my feet barely even touched the ground when I braked and stopped. In July, it can get up to 75 degrees … Continue reading

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Robin Williams and Recognizing Depression

A lot of celebrities in the film industry have died recently. Paul Walker, known for his work for Fast and Furious, shocked us by dying in a car collision after a charity event. Philip Seymour Hoffman succumbed to drug abuse. … Continue reading

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Why I Broke Up With Christian College

A while ago, I was a student at a conservative Christian university, an environment that, to me, was just as taxing as being in a relationship with an uncooperative polar opposite. The two years that I was there did not … Continue reading

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An Ode to a Childhood

“I dwell on the future and live in the present. The future is happy, but the future hasn’t come yet.” – diary entry at age 11 Nine years ago, I was an acne-faced ragamuffin with embarrassing hand-me-downs from China, “insurance-only” glasses, … Continue reading

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