I’m Getting Published by Sibling Rivalry Press!

Sibling Rivalry Press is Publishing two Chapbooks by me, coming soon in the Spring of 2019!

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Hi everyone! I’m happy to announce Sibling Rivalry Press will be publishing two chapbooks from me in the spring, a small collection of intimate poems titled “I Miss You, Delicate” and “Lovers of the Deep Fried Circle”.

A million gay thanks to Bryan Borland, and Seth Pennington I’ve been a fan of SRP for a long time, was published in Assaracus back in 2015, and it seems like a dream to have two chapbooks with them, a chap book of intimate poems, and a chapbook of humor poetry, which some may say might be even more intimate.

CONGRATULATIONS to the other writers, I’m proud to be in this ride with you all.
Get your checkbooks ready folks, my two chapbooks will be available in February!

Here is the video announcement, for years I’ve watched their announcement videos hoping my name would be in the video, and now, well,  it is a dream come true. Again, I’m super grateful.

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I’m going to be at Lambda Lit Fest!

Geekdom in the Fiefdom!

I’ve been invited to be a panelist during this event titled “Geekdom in the Fiefdom!” during Lambda Lit Fest. This is my first time at Lambda Lit Fest, but not my first rodeo with Lambda Literary. In 2014 I was named a Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow, got to work with Eduardo C. Corral, and then in 2016 I was a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow, got to work with Robert O’Hara. On Saturday we’re going to be talking writer, nerdy, geekie, scifi stuff, so if you’re at the fest, or live in LA and want to see me, come on by!

here is more info

September 29th 11am to 12pm at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center 

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Hope to see some of you there, haven’t done a literary conference in a while, hope it’s fun!

I’m in a comedy show tomorrow!

Castro Comedy!

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I am super happy to be included in this line up of GAY AF comics! Join me for a free comedy show in the Castro, hosted by Wonder Dave!

Featuring: Marcus Williams! Justin Lucas! Nick Sahoya! Kay Nilsson! and me!

The show is at 8PM 

The show is FREE

The show is at 470 Castro Street in San Francisco! 

see you all there hopefully. I’m so so sorry I’ve been m.i.a. on this site, been SO BUSY!!

Promise to post more, more often. LOVE HUGS LOVE HUGS

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Poetry Music and Lightning that is Quiet

My Next Appearance, Quiet Lightning Album Release Party!

TURK AND DIIIIVIIIIIIS

June 12th, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm, at the amazing new venue THE BINDERY COME JOIN ME and some other amazing poets in this Quiet Lightning show titled Turk & Divis! Created by Evan and Miles Karp, this is a launch of their Quiet Lightning album, featuring 11 tracks of original music scored to excerpts of 50 Bay Area writers performing live in last year’s QL shows.

Come celebrate! Activities include:
-A listening/screening party
-Performances by a stout list of the album’s contributors:
Baruch Porras-Hernandez, (THAT’S ME!) Margaret McCarthy, Matt Leibel, Miah Jeffra,  Roberto F. Santiago, Rayan Mustafa, Kristina Ten,  Riss Rosado, Abe Becker, Cassandra Dallett, Paul Corman-Roberts and other awesome writers!

go to their Facebook Invite to LEARN MORE!

There’s an open mic: sign up to read/perform during an improv set by Turk & Divis if you are brave and are down.
More info + to pre-order CLICK HERE!

This event is free and all ages. 

June 12th, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm 1727 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

I got a show TONIGHT! Join me for Queer Rebels!

Come See Me Perform Tonight at QUEER REBELS FEST!

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Queer Rebels Fest is an annual festival part of the National Queer Arts Festival that focuses on the work, the art, and the voices of Queer People of Color. This will be my, I think fourth time performing with them and I could not be happier about it, they rock! I love what they do, I LOVE the shows they put together, and I am super grateful they’ve invited me back to perform.

It’s also their TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY! CONGRATS TO THEM!!

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There are two shows, but I’m performing only in one of them, TONIGHT! (I know, sorry, this is so last minute, I have been sooooo busy, I need to be better at updating this blog/website)

Tonight the show is at 7:30 at the African American Arts and Culture Complex wich is found at 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco,  California 94102.

Get your tickets HERE!

Hope to see some of you there!

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Some people call me a French Cowboy

Listen to me run my mouth about Paul Verlaine and everyone’s favorite twink from long ago Artur Rimbaud!

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THANK YOU to Dominique Gelin for having me on her podcast! I’M ON ANOTHER PODCAST EVERYONE! We had a blast hanging out in a bathtub in a hotel in San Jose (long story) talking about when I was a gay ass teenager obsessed with one of the gayest things ever, French poetry!

LISTEN UP HERE! and check out Dominque’s other episodes, she’s GREAT!