Things I’ve published

Books

Drug and Disease Free (Indolent Books, 2016)
This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press. 2014)

Poems

“Esteem.” Inklette. Issue 3. Summer 2016.
“What Would Sylvia Have Done.” Inklette. Issue 3. Summer 2016.
“Prayer for Healing.” Inklette. Issue 3. Summer 2016.
“Epigrams.” Word for/Word. Issue 27. February 2016.
“Particulars.” Word for/Word. Issue 27. February 2016.
“Fall, 1981.” OCHO. Issue 35. Summer 2015.
“From The Hotel Cumdump Notebooks.” Multilingual Anthology: The Americas Poetry Festival of New York 2015 (ARTEPOETICA, 2015), edd. Carlos Aguasaco and Yrene Santos.
“Mod Squad Poem.” Rabbit Ears. (NYQ Books, 2015), ed. Joel Allegretti.
“At the Phlebotomist’s.” Assaracus. Issue 17. January 2015.
“Casual, Anonymous.” Assaracus. Issue 17. January 2015.
“First Flight.” Assaracus. Issue 17. January 2015.
“How to Fuck.” Assaracus. Issue 17. January 2015.
“I Married a Slob.” Assaracus. Issue 17. January 2015.
“Love Poem.” Assaracus. Issue 17. January 2015.
“Moods And Tenses.” Assaracus. Issue 17. January 2015.
“The Beach at East Orleans.” Assaracus. Issue 17. January 2015.
“Delivering the News.” Court Green. Issue 12. Forthcoming, January 2015.
“A Poem about Dead Lovers.” Columbia Poetry Review. Forthcoming.
“The Capitol Years 1: Songs for Young Lovers.” The American Poetry Review. Vol. 44, No. 1. January/February 2015.
Postmodernism.” The American Poetry Review. Vol. 44, No. 1. January/February 2015.
“Law & Order.” The American Poetry Review. Vol. 44, No. 1. January/February 2015.
“Killer Algae: A Diptych—Caulerpa Taxiflora.” Animal. December 1, 2014.
“Killer Algae: A Diptych—Forgotten Treasure of Tide Pools.” Animal. December 1, 2014.
“Last night,.” Poets.org (Poem-a-Day). October 3, 2014.
“Nursing Home: Courtyard.” jdbrecords. April 26, 2014.
“Mod Squad Poems #2. rabbitearspoems.wordpress.com. October 21, 2013.
“Priamel.” An adaptation of Sappho 16. Divining Divas. Ed. Michael Montlack. Lethe Press. 2012.
“Portrait of the Artist as a Young Sodomite.” Columbia Poetry Review. Spring 2008.
“Confession.” Court Green. Spring 2008.
“Craft-Class Ghazal.” 42Opus (Vol. 7, No. 2). August 25, 2007.
“Priamel.” Painted Bride Quarterly (Issue 75). Winter 2007.
“Pictography.” BLOOM. (Vol. 3, No. 1). Winter 2007.
“Today Was All of Life”.” H_NGM_N. Issue #6. Sometime in late 2006/early 2007.
“Buffy Rerun Poem.” 42Opus. (Vol. 6, No. 3) September 15, 2006.
“Directional” Unpleasant Event Schedule. Spring 2006.
“Mod Squad Poem.” Unpleasant Event Schedule. Spring 2006.
“Ommatidia.” Unpleasant Event Schedule. Spring 2006.
“Myron’s Discobolus Falls.”
roger. Spring 2006.
“The Old Meaning/Moaning Dichotomy.” roger. Spring 2006.
“Action Figures.” Caffeine Destiny. Spring 2006.
“Etymology.” Word for Word (Issue 9). Winter 2006.
“Later than I Would Like It to Be.” Softblow. Winter 2006.
“The Syntax of Loss.” Softblow. Winter 2006.
“Morningside Heights.” Softblow. Winter 2006.
“Beat Master Mike.” Painted Bride Quarterly (Issue 72). Fall 2005.
“Exotic” in
Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: The New Gay Male Poetry, Volume Two. Ed. Rudy Kikel. Windstorm Creative. March 2004.
“My First Ten Plague Years, 1: Prologue.”
Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: The New Gay Male Poetry, Volume Two. Ed. Rudy Kikel. Windstorm Creative. March 2004.
“My First Ten Plague Years, 2: 1990.”
Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: The New Gay Male Poetry, Volume Two. Ed. Rudy Kikel. Windstorm Creative. March 2004.
“My First Ten Plague Years, 3: 1991.”
Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: The New Gay Male Poetry, Volume Two. Ed. Rudy Kikel. Windstorm Creative. March 2004.
“Poem for Roberto.”
Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: The New Gay Male Poetry, Volume Two. Ed. Rudy Kikel. Windstorm Creative. March 2004.
“Poem Written in Response to Jason’s Love Sonnet #1…”
Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: The New Gay Male Poetry, Volume Two. Ed. Rudy Kikel. Windstorm Creative. March 2004.
“What the Falconer Sees.”
Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: The New Gay Male Poetry, Volume Two. Ed. Rudy Kikel. Windstorm Creative. March 2004.
“My First Ten Plague Years.” Painted Bride Quarterly. (Issue 69). Spring 2003.
“Unspeakable 1.”
Capilano Review. Winter 2002.
“Unspeakable 2.”
Capilano Review. Winter 2002.
“Twilight in the City.”
Brooklyn Review 18. 2001.
“Batman in Berlin.” La Petite Zine (Issue 5). Winter 2000.
“Instead of Names.” La Petite Zine (Issue 5). Winter 2000.
“After.” La Petite Zine (Issue 5). Winter 2000.
“What the Falconer Sees.” Brooklyn Review Online. Spring 2000.

Essays

Why an HIV Anthology Now? Jake Talks. February 18, 2016.
Why an HIV Anthology Now? Daniel Extra. February 5, 2016.
“The Most Obscene Satires: Scholarly Reception and a Queer/Camp Approach to Juvenal 2, 6, and 9.” In Ancient Obscenities. Dorota Dutsch and Ann Suter, eds. U. Michigan Press. 2015.
“My Virus, My Husband, and Me.” BuzzFeed LGBT. February 13, 2013.
“Tradition vs. Reception as Models for Studying the Great Books.” Classical World. Volume 106, Number 3, Spring 2013.
“Roman Camp: The Case of Catullus 16.” Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide. Sep-Oct. 2011.
“Sappho (630 BC): Love, I Implore You in Polyester Lapels.” In My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them. Ed. Michael Montlack. University of Wisconsin Press. 2009.

Reviews

Obscenely Yours (2013), by Angelo Nikolopoulos, reviewed in Coldfront, Tuesday, July 16th, 2013.
The Art of the Body: Antiquity and its Legacy (2011), by Michael Squire. In CJ-Online 2012.04.02. April 16, 2012.
Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (2011), by Erich S. Gruen. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.08.24.
Bodies and Boundaries in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (2009), edited by Thorsten Fögen and Mireille M. Lee. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.01.19.
The Mirror of the Self (2006), by Shadi Bartsch. In Iris, the newsletter of the Lambda Classical Caucus of the American Philological Association. Summer 2008.
lucky wreck (2006),by Ada Limon, reviewed in H_NGM_N. Spring 2006.
Who’s Who Vivid (2006),by Matt Hart, reviewed in H_NGM_N. Spring 2006.

Letters

“Classicists Must Challenge ‘Conservative Biases.’” The Chronicle of Higher Education. April 17, 2009.
“Love in the Time of Cellphones.” The New York Times. Nov. 3, 2009.
“Pride, Prejudice and Politics: What a Literary Election!” The New York Times. Aug. 5, 2008.
“Students E-Mail the Oddest Things” The New York Times. Feb. 21, 2006.
“Gay Marriage and Our Society” The New York Times. Nov. 22, 2003.

Journalism

“Tom Robinson: Still Glad to Be Gay?” Frontiers. September 23, 1994.
“HIV Newsfront: Letter From Japan.” Frontiers. September 9, 1994.
“That’s All I’m Trying—To Get Some Rest.” Editorial. The Free Press. August 1993.
“David Sedaris: Welcome to the Talent Family.” American Theatre. July/August 1993.
“Comically Neurotic: The Deep and Zany Kristine Zbornik.” The Westsider. June 3, 1993.
“Thoughts on the AIDS Conference and Gay Pride.” The Free Press. June 1993.
“Taking Our Pride to Work: Labor on the March.” The 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation Newspaper. February 1993.
“The Myth of the Liberal Media” Editorial. The Free Press. February 1993.
“Stop the Violence: Abortion Debate of Domestic Terrorism.” Editorial. The Free Press. February 1993.
“Dinkins Grants Gay Rights to Domestic Partner.” The Free Press. February 1993.
“Morty Manford ‘72: A Fighter All the Way.” Obituary. Columbia College Today. January 1993.
“Getting on the Agenda: AIDS, Gays, Clinton and Me.” The Free Press. December 1992.
“Scenes from the Mall.” QW. October 25, 1992.
“Magic Dumps AIDS Panel, Rejoins Lakers.” The Free Press. October 1992.
“Michael Broder Responds.” Author’s letter in response to reader’s letter. QW. September 20, 1992.
“Activists Counter City’s TB Detention Efforts.” QW. September 13, 1992.
“If AIDS Is War, Where Is the Commander-in-Chief?” The Free Press. September 1992.
“Mainstreaming AIDS: AmFAR Steers a Stormy Course.” The Free Press. August 1992.
“United for AIDS Action, Or Divided Over It?” The Free Press. August 1992.
“Daring to Speak Loves Name at the Democratic National Convention.” The Free Press. August 1992.
“David Wojnarowicz.” Obituary. QW. August 23, 1992.
“National Commission on AIDS Besieged from Within. QW. August 16, 1992.
“State Acts on HIV and Healthcare Workers.” QW. August 9, 1992.
“State Puts Clean Needles on Hold; Organizers Cry Red Tape.” QW. August 2, 1992.
“AmFAR Fights A War on Two Fronts.” QW. June 21, 1992.
“Liz Taylor Joins PWAs in Demanding More AIDS Money.” QW. June 14, 1992.
“Black Gay Man Takes Over as President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.” Free Press. June 1992.
“AIDS Deadline.” City Limits. May 1992.
“The Posthumous AIDS Outing of Robert Reed” QW. May 31, 1992.
“Federal Judge Overturns AIDS Education Gag Rule.” QW. May 24, 1992.
“AmFAR Announces Needle Exchange Grants.” QW. May 24, 1992.
“Connecticut OKs Needle Possession.” QW. May 17, 1992.
“New Regs Pave Way for Needle Exchange.” QW. May 17, 1992.
“Be CARE-Ful.” Author’s letter in response to reader’s letter. QW. May 10, 1992.
“Burroughs Wellcome Hosts AIDS Advocates.” NYQ. May 3, 1992.
“What’s Ahead for New York City’s AIDS Czar?” The Free Press. May 1992.
“90-Day Limit Set for City to Spend CARE Funds.” NYQ. April 26, 1992.
“AIDS Czar Johnson Set for Battle.” NYQ. April 26, 1992.
“Victory for AIDS Activists.” City Limits. March 1992.
“Rotting on the Vine: While Bureaucrats Toil, Emergency AIDS Funds Go Unspent.” Free Press. March 1992.
“Rotting on the Vine: While Bureaucrats Toil, Emergency AIDS Funds Go Unspent.” NYQ. March 22, 1992.
“HIV Lawsuit.” City Limits. February 1992.
“Political Will on Trial: HIV, Tuberculosis, and New York City Shelters.” The Free Press. February 1992.
“Political Will on Trial: HIV, Tuberculosis, and New York City Shelters.” The Body Positive. February 1992.
“This Magic Moment: Ten Years of AIDS in New York City.” The Free Press. December 21, 1991.
“When You or a Loved One Test Positive for HIV” Bay News. November 18, 1991.
“Teenagers Find They Are Not AIDS Invulnerable.” Bay News. November 11, 1991.
“The Gaps in AIDS Care for Brooklyn’s Poor.” Bay News. November 4, 1991.
“As Winter Approaches: A Cautionary Tales About Homelessness and AIDS.” The Free Press. November 4, 1991.
“Illegal Needle Exchange Program—Right or Wrong?.” Bay News. October 28, 1991.
“Providing Support for Victims of a Lonely Disease.” Bay News. October 21, 1991.
“The Tragedy of Children Infected With AIDS.” Bay News. October 14, 1991.
“Gone From the News, AIDS Still Has a Deadly Hold on Our Borough.” Bay News. October 7, 1991.
“The HIV Disease: What it Does and How it Spreads.” Bay News. October 7, 1991.
“High Risk, Low Priority: Society Turns a Double-Blind Eye on AIDS in the Black Gay Community.” BLK. July 1991.
“City Wins AIDS Funds.” City Limits. June/July 1991.
“Hitting Us Where We Live: Dinkins Budget Devastates Health Services.” Brooklyn Free Press, June 10, 1991.
“Hitting Us Where We Live: Dinkins Budget Devastates Health Services.” Downtown. June 5, 1991.
“Contracting Snags AIDS Homes.” City Limits. May 1991.
“What Is Supportive Housing?” The Body Positive. May 1991.
“Contract Snags at City Agency Stall New Housing for PWAs.” The Body Positive. May 1991.
“Crisis Within a Crisis: Homeless People With AIDS.” Downtown. April 3, 1991.
“High Risk, Low Priority: Gaps in HIV Services for Gay Men of Color.” BG Magazine. April 1991.
“AIDS Housing Money—Dead on Arrival?” City Limits. April 1991.
“Disaster Relief: An Uneasy Alliance Seeks Federal Funding for AIDS Services.” City Limits. April 1991.
“Take Control while You Can: New York State’s Health Care Proxy Law Can Help.” The Body Positive. April 1991.
“Cities Compete for Federal AIDS Funds.” BG Magazine. March 1991.
“Civil Rights Law Protects People with HIV.” The Body Positive. March 1991.

Reference

“Tony Kushner.” Gay and Lesbian Literature. Ed. Sharon Malinowski. St. James Press. 1994.
“Allan Gurganus.” Gay and Lesbian Literature. Ed. Sharon Malinowski. St. James Press. 1994.
“Ethan Mordden.” Gay and Lesbian Literature. Ed. Sharon Malinowski. St. James Press. 1994.
“Robert Patrick.” Gay and Lesbian Literature. Ed. Sharon Malinowski. St. James Press. 1994.
“Melvin Dixon.” Black Writers. Ed. Sharon Malinowski. St. James Press. 1993.
“Jewelle Gomez.” Black Writers. Ed. Sharon Malinowski. St. James Press. 1993.
“Essex Hemphill.” Black Writers. Ed. Sharon Malinowski. St. James Press. 1993.

Medical Writing: My Bylined Articles on MedPage Today

Deferring HCV Treatment in HIV-coinfected MSM—What’s the Impact on Liver Disease? 08/01/2016
HIV and Aging: New Data on an Expanding Problem 07/21/2016
Retaining Patients in HIV Care: New Urgency, Persistent Challenges 07/21/2016
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Among Children in Hospital Settings 05/17/16
Ask the Expert: Alyn H. Morice, MD, on Chronic Cough in Children 05/17/2016
PrEP Update from CROI 2016 04/18/2016
HIV: Narrowing the Gap in Life Expectancy 04/18/2016
Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV: Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Here? 03/11/2016
New EULAR Recommendations on Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment 02/11/2016
Ask the Expert: Challenges of Secondary Fragility Fracture Prevention 01/28/2016
Ask the Expert: Aadia Rana, MD, on the Future of HIV Management 12/21/2015
The Evolution of HIV Management 09/29/2015
International AIDS Society 2015 Conference Highlights 09/14/2015
Ask the Expert: Eric S Daar, MD, on Long-term Care of Patients with HIV Infection 12/02/2015
HCV: Epidemiology and Natural History 11/02/2015
New Standards of Care in HIV: Immediate Treatment for All 10/26/2015
Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV: Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Here? 09/29/2015
Bypass or Angioplasty for Multivessel Coronary Disease? What the Evidence Shows 08/13/2015
Heart Rhythm Society Conference Highlights: Focus on Atrial Fibrillation 08/04/2015
Expert Interview: Leslie Saxon, MD, on the Role of Body-worn Sensors in Managing AF 08/04/2015
HIV Treatment Initiation: Never Too Soon to START 07/08/2015
Low Rates of Viral Suppression in Young People Living With HIV 07/08/2015
Ask the Expert: Recent Developments in AF 06/05/2015
Managing Orthopedic Complications of Multiple Myeloma 05/27/2015
Expert Interview: Benjamin Young, MD, PhD on New Development in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment 05/19/2015
Quantifying the Increased Cancer Prevalence Among People With HIV 05/19/2015
Does Surgery Have a Role for Displaced Fractures of the Proximal Humerus? 05/06/2015
Does BMI Matter in Diabetes Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery? 04/27/2015
AAD Conference Highlights: Focus on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis 04/02/2015
New Research on HIV Elite Controllers 03/23/2015
Monitoring Disease Status in Multiple Myeloma 03/09/2015
Challenges in Older Patients with HIV 02/02/2015
Treating RA to Target: Is It Really Feasible? 01/12/2015
Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation: Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke 11/12/2014
Maintenance Therapy for Multiple Myeloma: Risks and Benefits 09/02/2014
Stroke and Beyond: Cognitive Decline in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation 08/13/2014
Monitoring Disease Progression in the Management of MS 06/10/2014
Highest Risk: HIV Infection Among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men 03/03/2014
Comprehensive Diagnosis and Assessment of Severity of COPD 02/18/2014
T2DM More Hazardous Than T1DM in Younger Patients 02/14/2014
Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder: What’s New in DSM-5? 02/11/2014
What Is Digoxin’s Role in Atrial Fibrillation With and Without Heart Failure? 02/05/2014
What’s New in Screening for Type 2 Diabetes? 09/24/2013

Mind the Gap

If you’re looking carefully at publication dates, you may notice there’s a gap between my last few bits of journalism and reference writing in 1994 and my first published poem in 2000. Those years are the heyday of my corporate career in medical communications, when I served as a project editor, program manager, and account supervisor at a number of medical communications companies in New York and New Jersey before finally leaving my last day job in 2003 and going full-time freelance, at which point I earned my MFA and finished my long-deferred PhD, and now here I am, the me you know so well from Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere.