The novel is set in Old Amsterdam & New Amsterdam & the story of a wayward & wandering son & daughter is told from the daughter's point of view. The father is a DJ of some renown & the daughter enter Stuyvesant High School, only to discover that her father is less than astute in daily affairs involving gigs, payment for gigs, immigration & his relationship with their slumlord.
Re-release and launch of second part of this diptych will be early 2016. The book will come as a POD print copy.
Contemplating Bukowski’s First Kiss
Co-written with Black Sifichi, was first performed in 1991 in Finnegan’s Wake in Paris. It included a bust of Buk fabricated out of ground chuck and presented by plastic artist, Helena Villovitch. It first appeared in Massacre in 1993. Was republished in Beet in 199, in Light Traumain 1996 and Merida: In Other Wordsin 2012 andBUKOWSKI: An Anthology of Prose & Fiction about Charles Bukowski, Silver Birch Press in 2013. Sure. He had kissed a dog. A dog named "Puddles." Puddles had kissed Charles Bukowski's mother. & his mother had kissed Charles. But then, his mother would have kissed a stone or Hitler even. That's just how she was. To her anything or anyone could use a little pity. Someone down at the post office had told Charles it was not the same with a dog. Even if it was your own dog.
"Paris Sex Tête: An Excerpt” is a chapter about almost meeting Barney Rossett while I lived and worked as a writer & bill poster for Paris Passion. It appears in the Evergreen Review and is from the incomplete novel of the same name: Paris Sex Tête.
Beauty Is As Beauty Does
Originally appeared in The Unbearables Big Book of Sex [Autonomedia], Beauty Is As Beauty Does also appeared in STATION TO STATION [Berlin]. Story takes place on the Lower Eastside and focuses on the effects of beauty on the soul. Final scene in bar Max Fish is unbelievably true.
The Disabled Enabled Enough to Kill is part of my effort to reenact memories but also analyze images, in this case, 2 articles I had saved from the Daily News since the mid-1980s about very odd murders. It was published by Unlikely Stories: Episode IV.
Little Caesar's Motel Room
A humorous taleabout meeting a vanity publisher, his wife & their dog Little Caesar in a motel room in the 1970s. This actually happened & thinking back to that time you realize that when you are still young you sometimes think you know so much but later on realize how naive you have been. This story negotiates the gray area between naiveté and cynicism, earnest and devious, writing as art & as failed commerce, and then there's the Little Caesar... Published in Merida: In Other Words, Merida, Mexico, January 2012.
Work in Paris Sex Tête
Meeting the various foreign women of the various ladies clubs & organizations of Paris was quite a trip: You could absorb the frustration, the idleness, their desire to distinguish themselves from the pack, wore sexy outfits with tasteful silk scarves & then talked about me in my presence as if they were bidding on a gigolo. About menial work & surviving on the edge. This excerpt from the unfinished novel Paris Sex Tête was published in Work Literary MagazineDecember 2011.
The Green Card is Salomon is a story about the airport as a microcosm for all of the fears we have about society in general. It is about the airport as police state perfected. I t appeared in Airplane Reading in late 2011
Encounters with Ginz: Conformity, Non- and being propositioned
Listen, I wasn't out gunning for Ginsberg. I just wanted to relativize the idolatry that surrounded him & how he was victimized by his own fame &, simultaneously, was able to parlay this fame for some gain. This takes nothing away from his great (early) poetry and his activism & it was meant only to make him human through exposure of his foibles. It was published on About.com in 2010.