Clifton Snider

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Clifton Snider Aug. 2009
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Clifton Snider
Lecturer Emeritus
English Department
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90840-2403
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ARCHIVES: ONE Gay & Lesbian Archives, University of Southern California Libraries


1971-74: Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Major: English

1969-71: M.A., California State University, Long Beach
Major: English

1971: Permanent Secondary Teaching Credential, State of California

1970: Chapman College, Orange, California (summer student teaching)

1967-69: B.A., cum laude, California State University, Long Beach
Major: English
Minor: History

1965-67: Southern California College, Costa Mesa (now called Vanguard University)


"The Struggle for the Self: A Jungian Interpretation of Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonesse
This dissertation analyzes Swinburne's Tristram from a Jungian point of view in the context of Swinburne's other poetry and in comparison with the Tristram poems of Arnold and Tennyson.
Director: Hugh Witemeyer; selected bibliography: ed. The Future of Modernism (1997); ed. William Carlos Williams and James Laughlin: Selected Letters (1989); George Eliot and The Visual Arts (1979); Ezra Pound: Forms and Renewal, 1908-1920 (1969).


2018, 7 July: The inaugural winner of the OUT LOUD LORDE-WHITMAN AWARD for "outstanding achievement in the arts and service to the LGBTQ community".

2012: Moonman: New and Selected Poems (World Parade Books, 2012) tops the list of the Small Press Review's Picks for July-August, Vol. 44, Nos. 7-8, Issues 474-475.

2010, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1998, 1990, 1984: Resident Fellow, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Taos, New Mexico

2009: Poem, "St. Anthony's Church," in an award-winning anthology, Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 (Ed. Robert L. Giron, Gival Press, 2009), winner of the 2009 National Best Book Award for Fiction & Literature: Anthologies, sponsored by USA Book News.  This poem is also in my book, Aspens in the Wind

1999-2001: Faculty Merit Salary Increase (California State University, Long Beach)

1999: Poem, "Honey from Heaven," winner of the "In the Spotlight" award for the month of January 1999 from The Poetry Page on the World Wide Web; poem, "Le Mont Saint- Michel," winner of "In the Spotlight" award for the months of September-October 1999 from The Poetry Page on the World Wide Web

1998-1999: Faculty Merit Salary Increase (California State University, Long Beach)

1996-97: Performance Salary Increase (California State University, Long Beach)

1988: Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award (California State University, Long Beach)

1987, 1986: Resident Fellow, The Michael Karolyi Memorial Foundation, Vence, France

1982, 1978: Resident Fellow, The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York

1971-74: T.A., University of New Mexico

1965-67: Academic and Music Scholarships, Southern California College (now called Vanguard University)


1976-2018: Poetry readings given in Downey, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods Village, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Pomona, Redondo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Santa Fe Springs, San Pedro, Seal Beach, Silver Lake, Torrance, Venice, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Whittier (California); Pueblo, CO; New Orleans, LA; Minneapolis, MN; Albuquerque, NM; Taos, NM; Saratoga Springs, NY; Cleveland Heights, OH; Nîmes, France (poems translated by Michael Michelon and Patrice Fauchier); Vence, France; Tamri, Agadir, Morocco.

2016, 2 April: Featured reader at the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA.

2013, 25 October: Poems, "St. Anthony's Church" and "Before I Go," published in translations into Arabic by El Habib Louai in the Moroccan daily newspaper, Rissalat al-Ouma (The Message of the Nation).

2013, 5 October: Poem, "St. Anthony's Church," previously translated into Spanish by Melvin Rosales, now also translated into Arabic by El Habib Louai.

2013, 5 September: Thursday Evening Satsang featured speaker on "Personal Myth: Poetry as Meditation," The Meditation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2013, 15 August: Featured reader at the Third Thursday Poetry Matters series, sponsored by Downey Arts Coalition, Downey, California.

2013, 29 July: Featured reader, with Barbara Rockman, at Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM.

2013, 2 March: One of several featured readers for Back Heavy Press at the Grand Park Downtown Bookfest, Los Angeles, California.

2013, 16 February: One of several featured readers on Day 2 of the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, West Covina, California.

2012, 9 December: Five poems newly translated into Spanish by Melvin Rosales and posted on my website.

2012, 24 November: Featured reader with Samuel Benjamin at Hair Club for Poets / Reading with Scissors, Downey, California.

2012, 3 November: One of several featured readers for the San Gabriel Valley LitFest Fall Fundraiser, Walnut, California.

2012, 24 August: The opening reader for AtC(LE) presents: Artists Supporting Obama 2012, hosted by Sarah Miller, Long Beach, California.

2012, 10 August: Featured reader promoting his new book, Moonman: New and Selected Poems (World Parade Books), hosted by Sarah Miller at AtC(LE)'s 2nd Friday at Exhibit [A], Long Beach, California.

2012, 30 May: One of several featured readers for Two Idiots Peddling Poetry featuring Bank-Heavy Press, hosted by Ben Trigg at the Ugly Mug, Orange, California.

2012, 18 January: Featured reader for the Hump Day Reading Series, hosted by Kevin Lee at Gatsby Books, Long Beach, California.

2011, 15 October: One of several featured readers for Beside the City of Angels: A Long Beach Poetry Festival, at the 2nd City Council Art Gallery, Long Beach, California.

2010, 13 April: Read poems and fiction from Aspens in the Wind, Wrestling with Angels: A Tale of Two Brothers, and Loud Whisper, a novel optioned by Edward Singletary, Jr., and Matthew Mishory's Iconoclastic Features, together with screenings of Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman and The Marionettes and discussions by Matthew Mishory and his collaborator on The Marionettes, Samuel Perone, sponsored by Queer Ink for LGBT Diversity Week at California State University, Long Beach.

2009, 18 October: Read poems and talked about my scholarly and critical work on Oscar Wilde in a celebration of Wilde's 155th birthday at ONE National Gay & Lesbian, Los Angeles, California.

2008, 8 October: Panelist, "Out on Campus: LGBT Staff and Faculty," for National Coming Out Week at California State University, Long Beach.

2005, 16 April: Co-chaired a discussion on "Academic Freedom Under Attack" at the second annual CSU Queer Studies Conference in Fresno, California.

2005, 18 January: Winter Institute on Teaching and Learning, CSULB.

2004, 27 May: poetry reading and interview, KUNM radio, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2002, 27 June: Participated as moderator and author on an author's panel on "Gay Literature," with Gregory Hinton, Ben Tyler, and James Carter, the first such panel at Barnes & Noble (Marina Pacifica), Long Beach, California.

2002, 28 April: Appeared on a panel, "The Writing Life: Gay Writers Speak Out," with Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla and Noël Alumit, moderated by Carla Freccero, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, UCLA.

2001, January: Interview, "Poetry and Me," with Japheth Brubaker of Inkspot: The Writer's Resource, published on the World Wide Web.

2000-01, Fall/Spring: For the English Department Curriculum Committee, CSULB, I wrote the syllabus for English 385 (Short Story) for recertification as a General Education Course.  (See letter from Professor David Samuelson.)

2000, 17 January: As research for an article (unpublished) on animal images in art and poetry, I interviewed First Nation (British Columbia) storyteller and artist Simon Dick at The Southwest Museum, LACMA West, Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Dick was a visiting artist for the exhibit, "Down from the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast."

1999, February, March: Faculty Workshops on Composition, CSULB.

1998, October: I created, and continue to maintain, a web site devoted to my ongoing scholarly, creative, and pedagogical activities.

1998, 10 August: To learn more about Zuni Pueblo culture, about which I was writing poems at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico, and to view actual Zuni fetishes (as opposed to those carved as art to be sold), I interviewed Edmund J. Ladd, Zuni anthropologist at the Museum of New Mexico Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe. He kindly showed me Zuni fetishes in the vaults of the Laboratory, as well as the manuscript of a book on Zuni history and culture that he was working on.  See my book, The Alchemy of Opposites.

1996-98: Dissertation advisor for Holly J. Fincher, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.  Dissertation title: "Symbol of the Androgyne: A Jungian Interpretation of the Psychological Process of Individuation in Virginia Woolf's Orlando: A Biography."

1997, April: Composition Workshop, CSULB.

1996, June: Paper, "'The Imp of Satan': The Vampire Archetype in Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre," given at the third A. F. Jacobson Symposium, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, on Jungian and Archetypal Perspectives on Television, Film, Music, and Popular Culture.

1995, September: Poem, "Persona," in collaboration with artist Jim Robledo (whose painting, "Nexus," was inspired by "Persona") exhibited in Seeing Voices: Artists Collaborate with Writers, in conjunction with When Words Collide, Long Beach, California, 8-17 September 1995.

1995, August: English 100 Summer Faculty Workshop, CSULB.

1995, spring: Speed Spanish, Course offered by The Parks and Recreation Department, Long Beach, CA.

1992, September: Lecture, "Jung's Theory of Creativity: Merlin and Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray," Evenings with Authors, The C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.  (This lecture is available on cassette tape from the Jung Institute Bookstore.)

1991, fall: Lecture, "Jungian Conceptions: Edward Lear's Narrative Verse," The English Department Seminars, CSULB.

1989, April: Fiction reading given at Fiction Festival, CSULB.

1987, winter: Slide-lecture, "A Poet in Residence: Artists' Colonies at Home and Abroad," Life, Language, and Literature, Humanities Program, CSULB.

1986: Edwin: A Performance Art Event, October-November, Premier Production of Out Theater, based on my poetry (Edwin: A Character in Poems) and my one-act play, A Little Get-Together, The Works Gallery, Long Beach, California.

1986-87: Conversational French, Long Beach City College.

1975-84: Contributor, Los Angeles Times Book Review.

1981-83: Contributing Editor, Maelstrom Review.

1979: Paper, "Portrait of a Love Affair: Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West," given at the 6th
National Gay Academic Union/Whitman-Brooks Conference, University of California, Los Angeles.

1977, fall: Creative Writing Committee, LBCC.

Travel: 1977, summer: Research at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, England, on Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, and Woolf's Orlando. My research was incorporated into an article on Orlando published in Modern Fiction Studies and into a chapter in my book, The Stuff That Dreams Are Made On: A Jungian Interpretation of Literature (see below).

1976, spring: Lecture, "Supplementary Learning Activities," Composition Symposium, CSULB.

1975, spring: Member, Faculty Seminar on The Teaching of Composition, CSULB.

Travel: 1972, 1983-84, 1986, and 1987: Research for poems (Blood & Bones) in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, and England; and (1991) research for poems in Montréal, Québec; (1992) research for new poems, travel in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, and France; (1993) Costa Rica; (1995) British Columbia, Canada; (1997) Jalisco, Mexico, and New Mexico; and (1999) research for poems in France, Andorra, and Spain and particularly in Niaux, France, for prehistoric images of animals in cave paintings, research both for poems and for a critical paper on animal images in art and poetry.  The poems written about my travels since 1992 are in my book, The Alchemy of Opposites (Chiron Review Press, 2000).  In June of 2000 I visited new sites in the Southwest (including the Hopi Pueblo and Canyon de Chelly); in July-August 2000 I visited Florida for the first time; in November 2001 I visited Trinidad, Arcata, and Eureka, California, for the first time.  All these trips inspired new poems.  In August 2003 I visited San Francisco for the first time in eighteen years to research a new autobiographical novel.  In April 2004 I visited Plymouth and Cape Cod, MA, to research a historical novel on based on the Mayflower, Plymouth, and the Wampanoag Indians.  In March 2005 I visited some of the barrier islands of South Carolina and Georgia for further research on the historical novel.  In 2006, to do research for my writing and teaching, I visited England, the Czech Republic (Prague), Germany (Berlin), and the south of France, particularly the Cave of Pech-Merle (Lot).  In 2012 I visited Istanbul, Turkey, and the south of France.  In 2015 I visited New Orleans, Louisiana. The visits resulted in several new poems as have visits in 2016 to Alaska, Cuba, and the Western Caribbean; in 2017 to England, Germany, Norway, Iceland, and Scotland; and in 2018 to Greece, Israel, Norway, and Morocco.

1973: summer, Research Reader, Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

1971-72: Freshman English Committee, University of New Mexico.

, 1974-2009

Remedial English: Long Beach City College (LBCC), Cerritos College

Freshman Composition: LBCC, California State
University, Long Beach (CSULB), Cerritos, Golden
West College, El Camino College, Orange Coast College

Research Paper: CSULB

Research Paper/Computer Assisted Instruction: CSULB

Critical Thinking and Writing: CSULB

Advanced Composition: CSULB

Composition and Literature (for English majors): CSULB

Creative Writing (Prose): Golden West

Creative Writing (Poetry, Prose): LBCC, Cerritos, CSULB

Creative Writing (Advanced Fiction, upper division): CSULB

Principles of Literary Study (upper division): CSULB

Poetry (upper division): CSULB

The Short Story (upper division): CSULB

The English Novel (upper division/graduate): CSULB

English Drama (upper division/graduate): CSULB

Romantic Literature (upper division/graduate): CSULB

Survey of English Literature, first and second halves: Southern California College [Vanguard University] (1974-75); second half, CSULB

Survey of American Literature, second half: CSULB

Introduction to Literature: LBCC, Saddleback College, CSULB

Introduction to Mass Communications: Golden West

The Popular Arts in America: CSULB

World Literature: CSULB, Department of Comparative Literature and Classics


Charlotte and Emily Brontë Seminar, Spring 1994, CSULB

Emily Dickinson Seminar, Spring 1993, CSULB

Myth and Literature, 5 and 19 December 1992, Ph.D. Seminars, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California (lectures on Jung, Myth, Edward Lear, and Lewis Carroll)

Oscar Wilde Seminar, Fall 1990; Spring 2002 CSULB (self-designed)

Virginia Woolf Seminar, Spring 1987, CSULB

Self-designed courses: Gays and Lesbians in Literature, CSULB, 1996 (the first such course taught at CSULB)

The Scapegoat in Myth and Literature; The Psyche and the Self: Archetypes in Literature:
Honors Program, CSULB, 1975-76

Writing Center: Cerritos

Oral Communications: Brooks College, Fall 1982

Teaching Associate: Department of Information and Computer
Science, University of California, Irvine, January-June, 1983

College Grammar: Golden West, LBCC
Retired: 3 June 2009


Composition (all levels); Creative Writing (Poetry, Fiction, and Drama); Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American and British Literatures; Poetry, Fiction, British Drama; Archetypal, Myth, and other varieties of Literary Criticism, including Queer Theory; World Literature, including postcolonial literature; Popular Culture.



"Queer Persona and the Gay Gaze in Brokeback Mountain, Story and Film," Psychological Perspectives (Journal for The C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles) 51.1 (2008): 54-69.

"Synchronicity and the Trickster in The Importance of Being Earnest," The Wildean 27 (2005): 55-63.  This article has been translated into Russian by Maxim Lenyadin and posted on the web sites,  Opus Magnum and Jung Land (2007).

"Oscar Wilde, Queer Addict: Biography and De Profundis." The Wildean 23 (2003): 2-16.

"Addiction in John Cheever's 'The Enormous Radio'." 4 January 2002.  Used with permission by Professor John Curry, Santa Monica College, in his course packet for English 2, Stories and Criticism.

"Emily Dickinson and Shamanism: 'A Druidic Difference'." The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal 14 (Winter 1996).

"Finger Exercises."  Newsletter: A Forum for CSULB Composition Instructors No. 1 (September 1995).  (Note: the title is not mine.  The "exercises" I describe are far more than "finger exercises" for students of composition.)

"Eros and Logos in Some Fairy Tales by Oscar Wilde: A Jungian Interpretation." The Victorian Newsletter 84 (Fall 1993).

"Victorian Trickster: A Jungian Consideration of Edward Lear's Nonsense Verse." Psychological Perspectives (Journal for The C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles) No. 24 (Spring- Summer 1991).

"Merlin in Victorian Poetry: A Jungian Analysis."  The Victorian Newsletter 72 (Fall 1987).

"Using Popular Culture as an Adjunct to Teaching Composition." Inside English 14 (October 1986).

"Jungian Theory, Its Literary Application, and a Discussion of The Member of the Wedding," lead article in Psychological Perspectives on Literature: Freudian Dissidents and Non- Freudians, A Casebook, ed. Joseph Natoli (Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1984).

"Auden's Quest Poems: 'Lady Weeping at the Crossroads' and 'Atlantis.'" American Imago 39 (Spring 1982).

"On Death and Dying: Carson McCullers' Clock Without Hands." The Markham Review 11 (Spring 1982).

"'A Single Self': A Jungian Interpretation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando." Modern Fiction Studies 25 (Summer 1979); reprinted in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, V, ed. Sharon K. Hall (Detroit: Gale, 1981).

"The Archetypal Self in Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonesse." Psychocultural Review 1 (Summer 1977).

"C. G. Jung's Analytical Psychology and Literary Criticism," two parts:

"Jung's Theory of the Archetype and of Creativity." Psychocultural Review 1 (Winter 1977);

"Jung's Psychology of the Conscious and the Unconscious." Psychocultural Review 1 (Spring 1977).


The Stuff That Dreams Are Made On: A Jungian Interpretation of Literature (Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Publications, 1991).
[Used as a textbook at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California, and at CSULB].

The following is the Table of Contents:



    One  Jungian Theory and Its Literary Application

   Two  The Archetypal Wise Old Man: Merlin in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

 Three  The Archetypal Self in Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonesse

  Four  A Jungian Analysis of Schizophrenia in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

  Five   Androgyny in Virginia Woolf: Jungian Interpretations of Orlando and The Waves

   Six   Two Myths for Our Time: Carson McCullers's The Member of the Wedding and Clock Without Hands

Seven   The Archetype of Love in the Age of Anxiety: W. H. Auden

WORK IN PROGRESS:  A new autobiographical novel, Angels with Bloody Faces: A Tale of Two Lovers; a first volume of memoirs, Fabulous Country: Memoirs of a Queer Pentecostal Preacher's Kid (titles are tentative); and, of course, new poems.


Well over four hundred poems published in magazines, journals, newspapers, web journals, and anthologies and other books in Algeria, Canada, England, France, Ireland, and the United States, including the following:  A.K.A. Magazine, Arabesques Review, Bender, Beyond Baroque, Black Buzzard Review, Black Tape Press, Blow, Blue Light Review, Blue Mesa Review (edited by Rudolfo A. Anaya), Bogg, Buckle, Calliopes Corner, Chiron Review, The Connecticut Poetry Review, Contemporary Quarterly, CQ: California State Quarterly, Crawlspace, Dico, East River Review, Electrum, El Nahuatzen, Et Cetera, Gambit, The Gay & Lesbian Review, Worldwide, Gay Literature (under the pseudonym, Geoffrey Talbert), Los Angeles Herald, Lemon Fingers Emerge, Lummox, Maelstrom Review, The Mid-Atlantic Review (edited by Billy Collins), Mini Review, Mouth of the Dragon, Nausea, One Hundred Suns, ONTHEBUS, Orpheus, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pearl,, Poetry/LA, Poetry North Review, Poetry Now, Poetry 'N Prose, The Poetry Page, Post Poems, Ray's Road Review, Re)verb, RipRap, Rolling Stone, Sheila-Na-Gig, The South Dakota Review, Stonecloud, Stone Country, Thunderbird, Tsunami, Visions, Whoreson Dog, Willmore City,  Wordsworth's Socks.

Anthologies: Amorotica: New Erotic Poetry (Ed. Elliot Fried, Deep River Press, 1981), Applezaba's Anthology of Long Beach Poetry (Ed. Richard E. McManus and D. H. Lloyd, Applezaba Press, 1977), BBQ'ED POETRY: The Anthology (Ed. Keith A. Dodson, P.O. Press, 1989), Beside the City of Angels: An Anthology of Long Beach Poetry (Ed. Paul Kareem Tayyar, World Parade Books, 2010); California Voices: The Translators' French Quarter (poetry translated into French in a book edited by Michelle Barany, CSULB, 1994), Don't Hang Up...An Anthology of Poems About AIDS (Ed. Andrew Miller, University of South Dakota Press, 1992), Foreign Exchange: A Clack of American Poets (Ed. Michael C. Ford, Biographics, 1979), Gridlock: An Anthology of Poetry About Southern California (Ed. Elliot Fried, Applezaba, 1990), In the West of Ireland (Enright House, 1992), A Long Line of Joy (Ed. William J. Robson, William J. Robson, 1978), Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 (Ed. Robert L. Giron, Gival Press, 2009), Sundays at Seven: Choice Words from A Different Light's Gay Writers Series (Ed. Rondo Mieczkowski, Alamo Square, 1996), Twelve Shades Read (Eds. Donna Hilbert and Brian Henson, Graphically Speaking, 1997).

My poem, "The Cave of Niaux," was translated into French by Jean-Claude Frachon as "La Grotte de Niaux" and appears on the web site, Jura Spéléo, as of March 2004.

Five poems from Moonman: New and Selected Poems were translated into Spanish by Melvin Rosales.

My poems, "Before I Go" and "St. Anthony's Church" were translated into Arabic by El Habib Louai.


Jesse Comes Back, cover drawing by Jonathan Ahearn (Long Beach: Russ Haas, 1976).

Bad Smoke  Good Body, cover art by Trent Edward (Long Beach: Applezaba, 1980).

Jesse and His Son, cover art by Craig Stoker, drawing by Don Bachardy (Long Beach: Maelstrom, 1982).

Edwin: A Character In Poems, illustrations by Trent Edward (Thomaston, ME: Northwoods Press, 1984).

Blood & Bones, cover drawing by Don Bachardy (Long Beach: Applezaba, 1988) 

Impervious to Piranhas (Pueblo, CO: The Academic and Arts Press, 1989).

See Clifton Snider, Poet.

The Age of the Mother (Torrance, CA: Laughing Coyote, 1992)

The Alchemy of Opposites (St. John, KS: Chiron Review Press, 2000)

Aspens in the Wind (St. John, KS: Chiron Review Press, 2009) 

Moonman: New and Selected Poems
(Huntington Beach, CA: World Parade Books, 2012)

The Beatle Bump (Downey, CA: Los Nietos Press, 2016)


Loud Whisper (Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2000)

Bare Roots (Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2001)

Wrestling with Angels: A Tale of Two Brothers (Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2001).

The Plymouth Papers (Seal Beach, CA: Spout Hill Press, 2014)

My books have been reviewed in the following:

The Advocate,, Atlantic Crossings, The Beacon, Blue Light Review, Cadence Collective, Chiron Review, Contemporary Psychology, Electrum, Factsheet,  Gargoyle,, Genre (the national gay magazine), GLBT Fiction, Goodreads, International Gay & Lesbian Review (USC), The Journal of the C. G. Jung Society of Montreal, KPFK (radio), The Lambda Book Report, Lambda Literary, Long Beach Magazine, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Long Beach Union, Maelstrom Review, Meridian, Pearl, Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century, RFD, Sexuality and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, Small Press Review, Western American Literature, Visions, and Z Miscellaneous.


"Hilda." Mt. Aukum Review, April 1986.

"The Tenant." Chiron Review, Winter 2016


"Bowie Redux," Hollywood Post, October 1983.


"Wurlitzer Aspens, Taos," cover photo for Clifton Snider, Aspens in the Wind (Chiron Review Press, 2009)

"Stairs, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM," Ray's Road Review, Summer 2011.

"Berkeley Kite Festival," Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Times, Reader Summer Vacation Photos, 7 November 2011.

Untitled ["The Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat," by Magnús Tómasson"], Lummox, Number 7 2018.

Five photos published in the Los Angeles Times online (Reader Photos: "Berkeley Kite Festival," "Bay View, Berkeley Hills," "View from SFMOMA," "San Francisco Museum of Modern Art," and "Berkeley Toyota Corolla," September 2011.


1975-14: Reviews of novels, poetry books, biographies, books of literary criticism and other non-fiction books and journals published in The Advocate, Chiron Review, The Connecticut Poetry Review, Contact II, The Finnish American Reporter,  International Gay & Lesbian Review (USC), The James White Review, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Los Angeles Times, Maelstrom Review, Modern Fiction Studies, New York Culture Review, Northeast Rising Sun, Sheila-Na-Gig, The Small Magazine Review,  The Small Press Review, and Stony Hills.


Modern Fiction Studies:

Rev. of Narcissistic Narrative: The Metafictional Paradox, by Linda Hutcheon, and The Literary Use of the Psychoanalytic Process (literary criticism), by Meredith Anne Shura, 27 (1981-82).

The New York Culture Review:

Rev. of Tolle Lege: Witness and the League (poems), by Geoffrey Cook, and Looking for My Name (poems), by Ron Atkinson, 25 Sept. 1975.

Rev. of Cool Zebras of Light (poems), by Robert Peters, 23 Nov. 1975.

The Independent, Press-Telegram:

Rev. of Blood Calendar (poems), by Patricia Traxler, 25 Dec. 1975.

Rev. of Letters for my Son (poems), by Michael Hogan, 25 Dec. 1975.

Rev. of An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards (poems), by Henry Taylor, 14-15 Jan. 1976.

Rev. of Biograffti: A Natural Selection (poems), by John M. Burns, 4-5 Feb. 1976.

Rev. of Collected Poems, 1951-1976, by Charles Causley, 10-11 Mar. 1976.

Rev. of Memoirs, by Tennessee Williams, 18 Mar. 1976.

Rev. of Chihuahua (poems), by Peter Wild, 14-15 Apr. 1976.

"Potpourri of New Reading."  Rev. of Poets West: Contemporary Poems from the Eleven Western States, ed. Lawrence P. Spingarn, 6 June 1976.

Rev. of The Chase (novel), by Gerald Locklin, 6 Aug. 1976.

"Jack Kerouac's Life and Times."  Rev. of Jack Kerouac: Prophet of the New Romanticism (literary criticism), by Robert A. Hipkiss, 1 Jan. 1977.

Rev. of Christopher and His Kind (memoir), by Christopher Isherwood, 6 Feb. 1977.

"Novel Leads Reading List."  Rev. of Lancelot (novel), by Walker Percy, 3 Apr. 1977.

Rev. of Fata Morgana (novel), by William Kotzwinkle, 3 July 1977.

"New Locklin Collection."  Rev. of The Four-Day Work Week and Other Stories (short stories), by Gerald Locklin, 24 Feb. 1978.

Rev. of Gauguin's Chair: Selected Poems, 1967-1974, by Robert Peters, 21-22 June 1978.

Small Press Review:

"Undaunted Toad."  Rev. of Toad Poems, by Gerald Locklin, Feb. 1976.

"Vignettes."  Rev. of You're Never the Same Person Twice (poems), by Galen Green, May 1976.

"Law."  Rev. of Shrift: A Winter Sequence (poems), by Lynn Strongin, June-July 1976.

"Hare."  Rev. of The Year of the Hare Poems, by Helen Luster, Aug. 1976.

"Felt Place."  Rev. of The Kid Comes Home (poems), by Leo Mailman, and Sky Heart (poems), by Harley Elliott, Jan.-Feb. 1977.

Rev. of Short Changes for Loretta (poems), by Paul Trachtenberg, drawing by Don Bachardy, forward by Robert Peters, Sept. 1984.

"Buttered Angels."  Rev. of The Psalms: Book One (poems), by Andrew Demcak, Nov.  1991.

"Wisdom."  Rev. of Wrestling with the Angel (poems), by Armando P. Ibáñez, and Color of My Living Heart (poems), by Floyd Salas, Apr. 1997.

"DNA Rattling."  Rev. of Born Not to Laugh at Tornadoes (poems), by Joan Jobe Smith, and Hindsight, Or How I Survived the Depression (poems), by Albert Huffstickler, Oct.-Nov. 1997.

Rev. of Sweet Revenge (poems), by Charles Ellik, and One Long Road: A Poem in 41 Parts, by D. R. Osborne, July-Aug. 1999.

"The Other Side."  Rev. of Book of Tears (poems), by Paul Dilsaver, Nov.-Dec. 2000.

Rev. of Songs To Be Hummed While Sleeping (poems), by David Dunn, January-February 2002.

"Anaphora."  Rev. of Lovers and Drag Queens (poems), by Austin Alexis, January-February 2008.

"Exercise in Observation." Rev. of Silence and Synchronicity: Shadow Texts from a Danish Gym, by James Benedict, July-August 2012.

Rev. of Being Emily, by Rachel Gold, September-October 2012.

"Safe Harbor." Rev. of port of call, by Davida Singer, November-December, 2012.

Small Magazine Review:

"Love & Lists."  Rev. of Evergreen Chronicles 12.2 (1997) and Creativity Connection, No. 32 (1997), Jan.-Feb. 1998.

"Vitality."  Rev. of Washington Review 26.4 (2000-01), Off Our Backs 30.11 (2000), Creativity Connection, No. 46 (2001), and Bender Magazine, No. 3 (2000-01), May-June 2001.

Stony Hills:

"Lit-Crit Reveals All."  Rev. of The Great American Poetry Bake-Off (literary criticism), by Robert Peters, 3.2 (1980).

Contact II:

"Survivors of Love."  Rev. of Cute (poems), by Jim Everhard, and What Has Been Lost (poems), by David Eberly, No. 34/35 (1985).

Los Angeles Times:

"Archetype of the Earth Mother."  Rev. of The Gift To Be Simple: A Garland for Ann Lee (poems), by Robert Peters, 30 Nov. 1975.

"Hazard Falls In Love With Life."  Rev. of Hazard the Painter (poems), by William Meredith, 10 Oct. 1976.

"Probing the Fabric of Italian Society."  Rev. of The Time of Desecration, by Alberto Moravia, trans. Angus Davidson (novel), 24 Aug. 1980.

"With Magic, Mystery, Heroism, Mass Appeal Predicted."  Rev. of Shawdowland (novel), by Peter Straub, 11 Jan. 1981.

"A Spoiled, Wise Boy to the Rescue."  Rev. of Jaime: An Autobiographical Novel in Short Stories, by John Becker, 11 Oct. 1981.

"A Sea Story of the Rite of Passage."  Rev. of The Jonah Watch (novel), by Jack Cady, 8 Jan. 1982.

"Family Metaphor on the Anguish of War."  Rev. of A Meditation (novel), by Juan Benet, trans. Gregory Rabassa, 24 Oct. 1982.

"Ferlinghetti Turns a Mature Eye to the Foreign Scene."  Rev. of Over All the Obscene Boundaries: European Poems & Translations, by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 28 Jan. 1985.

The Advocate:

"Long Journey Home."  Rev. of River Road (novel), by C. F. Borgman, 17 Jan. 1989.

"The Dear Mr. Lear."  Rev. of That Singular Person Called Lear: A Biography of Edward Lear, Artist, Traveler, and Prince of Nonsense, by Susan Chitty, 28 Mar. 1989.

"A Lost Talent."  Rev. of The Zombie Pit (novel), by Sam D'Allesandro, 20 June 1989.

"One Life and Loss."  Rev. of Poets for Life: Seventy-six Poets Respond to AIDS, ed. Michael Klein, 1 Aug. 1989.

"Flaming Youth."  Rev. of The Young and Evil (novel), by Charles Henri Ford and Parker Tyler, 12 Sept. 1989.

"Torch Song."  Rev. of The Man Who Made the Beatles: An Intimate Biography of Brian Epstein, by Ray Coleman, 24 Oct. 1989.

"Wilde History."  Rev. of Who Was That Man? A Present for Mr. Oscar Wilde (biography/criticism), by Neil Bartlett, 7 Nov. 1989.

"Simple Truths."  Rev. of Holy Terror and View Askew: Postmodern Investigation (fiction and criticism), by Steve Abbott, 16 Jan. 1990.

"To the East."  Rev. of The Great Mother of Male Love, by Ihara Saikaku, trans. Paul Gordon Schalow, and The Love of the Samurai: A Thousand Years of Japanese Homosexuality, by Tsuneo Watanabe and Jun'ichi Iwata, trans. D. R. Roberts (history/Queer Studies), 10 Apr. 1990.

"Bitter Truths."  Rev. of The Salt Point (novel), by Paul Russell, 21 July 1990.

"China Watch."  Rev. of Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in China (history/Queer Studies), by Bret Hinsch, 15 Jan. 1991.

"An Act of Love."  Rev. of The Poetry of Michelangelo: an Annotated Translation, by James M. Saslow, 18 June 1991.

"Final Freedom."  Rev. of Prisoner of Love (memoir), by Jean Genet, trans. Barbara Bray, intro. Edmund White, 10 Mar. 1992.

"Jung Love."  Rev. of Same-Sex Love and the Path to Wholeness (essays, psychology), ed. Robert H. Hopcke, Karin Loftus Carrington, and Scott Wirth, 23 Feb. 1993.

The Finnish American Reporter:

"Sami Book Magnificent."  Rev. of Trekways of the Wind (poems and drawings), by Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, trans. Ralph Salisbury, Lars Nordström, and Harold Gaski, Oct. 1996.

International Gay and Lesbian Review:

Rev. of Letters to Montgomery Clift (novel), by Noël Alumit, Apr. 2002.

Rev. of Ode to Lata (novel), by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, Apr. 2002.

Rev. of Distillations I XY Action Poetry from Australia; Distillations II XY Action Poetry from Denmark; and Distillations II XY Action Writing from Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, San Francisco, Munich and Copenhagen (three books of poems), by James Benedict, Apr. 2003.

Rev. of The Gay Herman Melville Reader (Melville anthology/Queer Studies), by Ken Schellenberg, Apr. 2003.

Rev. of A Density of Souls (novel), by Christopher Rice, Apr. 2005.

Rev. of The Line of Beauty (novel), by Alan Hollinghurst, Apr. 2007.

Chiron Review

Rev. of Rising at 5 A.M. (poems), by Marc Elihu Hofstadter, Autumn, 2010.


Professor Hugh Witemeyer, English Department, University of New Mexico (UNM)
Professor Joseph Zavadil, English, UNM, deceased
Professor Hoyt Trowbridge, English, UNM, deceased
Professor Paul Davis, English, UNM
Professor Morris Eaves, English, UNM

Professor Robert Peters, English, University of California, Irvine, deceased

Professor Edward J. Borowiec, English, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Professor Richard Spiese, English, CSULB
Professor Eileen Lothamer, English, CSULB, deceased
Professor A. Robert Bell, English, CSULB, deceased
Professor Gerald Locklin, English, CSULB

Mr. Christopher Isherwood, deceased

Professor Alicia Lackman, English, Long Beach City College

Professor Doris Nelson, English, CSULB
Professor Helen Cheney Gilde, Chair, English, CSULB, deceased

Professor Charles Pomeroy, English, CSULB
Professor Dave Samuelson, Curriculum Committee Chair, English, CSULB
Professor Paulino Lim, English, CSULB
Professor Don Weinstock, English, CSULB


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