Professor Emeritus
Department of English
University of Montana


Adjunct Professor of English

University Extension

University of California at Riverside

Most Recent Courses

American Political Poetry

Shakespeare and Film

The New Queer Literature


BA UC Santa Cruz

MA San Francisco State University

JD Hastings College of the Law

PhD SUNY Buffalo

Fields of Study

I am interested in queer studies, Shakespeare, and law and literature. I have two new works including a collection of poems under submission entitled Spoon and a forthcoming memoir called Undetectable. I am currently working on my third novel about an immigrant Polish anarchist who comes to America in the 1880s; he also is “gay” and Christian.

I am interested in queer studies and activism, especially in relation to the law—a focus that moves through my work and profession life in Montana. My most recent novel, The Monkey Cages is set to the backdrop of the 1955 homosexual scandal in Boise, Idaho. 

Entitled Undetectable, my forthcoming memoir tracks my story as an HIV positive long-term survivor who has interviewed and interacted with survivors from Oregon to Africa to India. I have contributed two essays to an anthology on HIV and sexual intimacy in later life.


Member, Let’s Kick ASS, Palm Springs (AIDS longterm survivors)

Member, California Bar


Hiking, skiing, fishing