Writing

Here you’ll find a list of my current publications, as well as the links to some of the public readings I’ve done throughout my career.

I’m currently working on a number of long-term projects, so check back soon for updates!

PUBLICATIONS

FICTION
– “The Last Day of Summer.” Parentheses Magazine (April 2017)
– “Reaching Back.” BorderSenses Magazine (November 2014)
– “Los Brothers.” The Acentos Review (August 2011)
– “Baby, Beautiful.” From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction. Eds. Charles Rice-Gonzalez and Charlie Vázquez. New York: Lethe Press (May 2011)
– “Broke and Brown and Seventeen.” Know the Names of Things. Intersection for the Arts (June 2010)
– “Love Letter in Black.” Westwind. UCLA (February 2009)

NONFICTION
– “Books Can Only Take You So Far.” [lyrical essay] Kweli: A Literary Journal (October 2014)
-“On Rigoberto González” [introduction]  25 for 25: Outstanding Contemporary LGBT Authors and Those They Inspired (May 2013)

POETRY
– “Los Angeles at a Distance.” Westwind. UCLA (May 2008)

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
Meeting Faith: An Interview with Faith Adiele.” Switchback (November 2010)
St. Montgomery Clift: An Interview with Noel Alumit.” Switchback (April 2011)

ARTICLES
– “The Madonnas of Echo Park.” Switchback (August 2011)
– “Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa.” Being Latino (August 2011)
– “What My Abuela Taught Me About The Dharma.” Being Latino (July 2011)
– “The First Date: Five Tips for Young Gay Men.” Being Latino (June 2011)
– “Sharing Cultura: Fried Rice, Tapatio, and Egg Foo Young.” Being Latino (April 2011)
– “Rhyme and Reading for El Salvador’s Children.” El Tecolote (August 2010) Also in spanish.
– “Equal Rights Advocates Celebrates 36th Anniversary Luncheon.” El Tecolote (July 2010) Also in spanish.
– “Renovated Mission Clubhouse Returns to Alabama Street.” El Tecolote (June 2010)  Also in spanish.

 

 

SELECT READING VIDEOS

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrq0bLadcTI&t=14s

March 16, 2018. Barcelona, Spain.

We organized a reading for the students enrolled in my creative writing workshop. I read from a short story called “Baby, Beautiful” and the students read from their work in progress.

 

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=xzzq2nMHf50

March 4, 2016. Barcelona, Spain.

I read an excerpt from a short story in progress called “Byzantium,” named after a poem by William Butler Yeats.

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJa0cmIeRr0

August 6, 2011. Los Angeles, California.

I was awarded a Lambda Literary Fellowship in 2011. This is a video of me reading a short story that I wrote during the weeklong retreat.

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