Dogpoet on the Rumpus

Very happy to be included in this collection– some holiday-themed, some general…trying to sum up my family story in 400 words proved, well, challenging for this blowhard:
“In 1981, when I was ten, my parents sat me down in the living room and told me the real reason they’d separated six months ago: they were both gay.
I could hardly grasp what that word had to do with my parents, nor did I understand the slick warmth that rushed through me when I paged through my father’s copy of International Male: a glossy catalogue featuring mesh tank tops, a bewildering array of athletic supporters, and casual wear suitable for places like Puerto Vallarta …”

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