Books

Zicatela

Publisher: FootHills Publishing

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My poetry is about place and desire, about the place of desire in the self, about the way place configures desire, about the way the objects of desire are always conjoined to the particularities of location—whether that location be the Rocky Mountains, the beaches of Mexico, the slums of Nairobi, our backyards, our churches, our imagined heroes.

The Monkey Cages

Publisher: Lethe Press

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In the summer of 1955, sixteen-year-old Tommy Cadigan finds himself helpless in the face of desire, especially when the man that wears the face is his high school swimming coach, a young Korean War veteran who is still recovering from receiving a “blue ticket” discharging him from the military because of his homosexuality. Unsure if his infatuation is returned, Tommy distracts himself with the attention of a local bully, who hustles older men at night besides a decrepit zoo in Boise’s park. Tommy soon finds himself in the midst of a scandal that threatens to ignite the entire town…and his life will never be the same.

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The Trials of Christopher Mann

Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC (April 26, 2013)

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Raised in a conservative Bay Area household, Chris Mann moves to the city with a set of intentions in direct contrast to those of gay migrants in the 1970s. Yet no sooner does he start his first year in law school than gay politics confronts him at every turn. His classmate and occasional lover, Wendy, regales him with her work on Harvey Milk’s campaign against the anti-gay Briggs Initiative. His best friend, Jim – whose fiancé is a witness to the City Hall killings and plans to testify in favor of Dan White – enlists Chris to accompany him to White’s murder trial. Carried by the current of events, Chris struggles with his growing attraction to Jim and finally acts on his passion, facing violent consequences when Jim’s fiancé finds the two men in bed together after the White Night Riots.

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Blood Work: poems by Casey Charles

Paperback
Publisher: Finishing Line Press (2013)

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Critical Queer Studies (Gender in Law, Culture, and Society)

Kindle File Size: 763 KB
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Ashgate (August 1, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

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Critical Queer Studies examines contemporary films and documentaries that dramatize the intersection of law and queer life, analyzing the effects of legal doctrines-jury selection, unwanted sexual advance, negligence, hate crimes, and gay marriage-on the production and reception of queer film and fiction.

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The Sharon Kowalski Case

Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: University Press of Kansas (May 20, 2003)

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While car-crash victim Sharon Kowalski lay comatose in the hospital, battle lines were drawn between her parents and her lesbian companion Karen Thompson, initiating a nearly decade-long struggle over the guardianship of Kowalski. The ensuing litigation became a rallying point for gays and lesbians frustrated by laws and social stigmas that treated them as second-class citizens. Considered the most compelling case of his lifetime by the late Tom Stoddard, former executive director of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund, the Kowalski legal saga also resonated deeply among AIDS patients who worried that they too might be legally deprived of their partners’ care.

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