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Posts tagged ‘memoir’

My Body Is Yours: In conversation with Michael V. Smith

What does it mean to be a man? How does the experience of intimacy between men–the terror and rawness of emotional and physical vulnerability, and the possibility of shared tenderness–figure into our understandings of masculinity at this particular moment in time? Read more


Kamal Al-Solaylee’s Intolerable explores a lost world

Kamal Al-Solaylee’s memoir Intolerable affected me deeply. In engaging, clear-eyed prose, he traces a deeply personal story of coming out, coming of age, and coming to terms with the contradictory tensions of identity–all set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Middle East. Read more

“The Moon in Scorpio” out in Prairie Fire

Winner of 2012 Non-Fiction Prize

My story “The Moon in Scorpio” won the 2012 Prairie Fire Creative Non-Fiction Award (and was a finalist last year for The Constance Rooke Creative Non-Fiction Prize at The Malahat Review). The summer issue of Prairie Fire is now hot off the press and with it, my story. Read more