It’s been a loooong time since I’ve done any sort of performance art, but I dug into my musty suitcase of handmade costumes and I am excited to perform a movement, Burlesque’y, drag, political, (what other words can I use to describe this so you will come), funny, silly, sexy piece at:
MUFFINS IN THE WINDOW, NYC’s longest-running variety show.
When? Thursday, June 20th at 7:30pm sharp!
Where? Dixon Place located at 161 Chrystie St in NYC
Also featuring: Trae Durica (swoon), Lambie, Ethan Cohen, and Wae Messed.
If you are in the Vermont area today June 15th, I will be reading from “Everything Grows” at Brooks Memorial Library located at 224 Main St in Brattleboro, VT at 2pm in the young adult room. There will be books for sale! In honor of the book, we will be writing letters to the most important person in our lives……
Hydrogen Junkbox is honored to perform poemsongs to celebrate Matthew Hupert’s new book of poetry, “Secular Pantheism” TONIGHT!!!!
Celebrate “Secular Pantheism” at The Red Room @ KGB located at 85 E. 4th St in NYC from 8:30pm-10:30pm
Also featuring: FRANCOIS WISS w/ DANIEL VILLENEUVE
There will be many copies for sale, so make some room on your bookshelves for a brand new book of poetry by Matthew Hupert!!!
Come and celebrate the maze of language that is DADA with Three Rooms Press’s newest anthology, Maintenant 13, tonight, Thursday, June 13th! So many poets and artists and fondlers of phonetics!!!
I am excited to read a new poem, published in this beautifully constructed book. So, come to le poisson rouge in NYC located at 158 Bleeker St. Doors open at 6:30 and the event begins at 7pm. Free admission, but books will be available for purchase. Dress up in whatever makes you feel like dada.
I am so excited to have two of my poems included in this great show. Emotive Fruition is a performance series where actors bring poems to life!
Celebrate Pride and Poetry at Caveat / 21 A Clinton Street in NYC
Doors open at 6:30pm and the performance begins at 7pm.
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at http://www.caveat.nyc
Looking forward to being a guest at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Thursday, June 6th to read from “Everything Grows“. The event begins at 7pm.
St Francis de Sales Catholic Church
135 East 96th Street
New York, NY 10128
Books available for sale at event. Light refreshments will be served.
Suggested donation – $10 cash only (proceeds benefit Ali Forney Center)
When I was a kid, I hung out in my closet. Really. Whitney Houston poster pressed against the wall, radio plugged in so I could listen to my favorite tapes, a pillow to place my head against while my clothes dangled above me. This was my safe space. I had no idea that years later, I would COME OUT of “the” closet. Of course, as queer folk, we come out many times. These announcements don’t necessarily get easier and sometimes the language changes.
As I was writing my novel, “Everything Grows” I wanted to explore this coming our process. Some of us walk out of our closets singing songs in celebration. Some remain, waiting. Some never emerge.
For over ten years, I slowly dripped out the words that are now available to YOU.
I hope this book inspires you to celebrate all the languages and identities and parts that make you you. And remember, the journey of unearthing bits of who you are continues. As you continue.
Celebrate with me on Friday, May 10th at Bluestockings bookstore in NYC at 7pm. It will be an evening of words and music and (hopefully) some discovery.