From personal ads compiled as narrative to a frame-by-frame retelling of a short film on grazing sheep, Nao’s poems and stories are acrobatic experiments in form.
Bruce Boone Dismembered selects from four decades of unflinching, intimate prose and poetry on gay life by the cofounder of San Francisco’s New Narrative movement.
Using film and embroidery to tell new stories.
Photographs addressing gender, sexuality, and popular culture.
The writer on her memoir about complications with the church, navigating romantic longing, and doing things on her terms.
Chavisa Woods tells a linear but fragmented personal story of growing up and coming of age in a misogynist culture
A poetry collection on the violence of knowledge, sexual awakening, and encounters through Baba Yaga’s forest.
The writer on working in the porn industry, the theatricality of violence, and the mundanity of capitalism.
The director on ritual, the pain of creation, and her new film, Madeline’s Madeline.
When you don’t have the words / what will you use to speak (to truth)? Whiteness is structured like a language
“Our bodies are graveyards of cells, the source of art, inherently finite, constantly decaying.”
Sexual panic in South Brooklyn
Writing with the body as her touchstone, the novelist channels a woman warrior in The Book of Joan.
“Obsession and fantasy, like desire and fear, happen in the mind… the most powerful, fixated erotic organ known to man.”
Inaugurating Deitch’s return to SoHo, Head proved to be little more than sexual provocation.
Around this time I became a frequent visitor to a sex-ad bulletin board. Real-life meetups were the focal point.