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October Update!

Aloha! A quick update:

My latest #BigIslandBeatnik column for #PunaNews is up! Click here!

I have a new poem via Poetry24 and am very happy to announce I have a new poem slated for Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman via Squares and Rebels Press, next year!

My poetry collection PUNATIC will be out soon, stay tuned!


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