DTG on “SwimminginSeine":
Much like some kind of unplanned pregnancy, SWIMMINGINSEINE wasn't supposed to exist. I had sired my poetic son, LANTERNS IN THE WINDOWS, and that was that. The same inspiration swept me along again, but this time, it gave me a detour over the English Channel to the land of fizzy wine and l'amour.
I wrote the collection in a delicious fever, knowing damn well the ride was over when I reached the end of 'Oracle'. Thankfully, my poetic tank went dry only after I came up with what I felt was some of my most well-rounded work. The regret of 'The Mossy Green Water' was ultimately triumphant, the scarred perspectives of 'Washerwoman' and 'Presents for the Marrying Couple' lifelike. And 'Collections of I', which was originally a 90-minute screenplay idea, was distilled into four pages of poison-minded satisfaction. That could possibly be the best thing I've written. So far, at least.
France: a restless land of light, sensuality and danger. A place where fire dances at the feet of Joan of Arc, artistic jealousy erupts, and Napoleonic soldiers vow vengeance from beyond the grave. A distinctive nation where sumptuous excess brushes against a biography pulsing with art, cuisine, religion and eroticism.
And now, with the turn of a page, its history can be yours.
All the mystery, madness and magic of LANTERNS IN THE WINDOWS is back, so step down the bank, feel the icy water get deeper, and go SWIMMINGINSEINE.
cover photography by Jim Stiles
LANTERNS IN THE WINDOWS
DTG on “Lanterns in the Windows":
Though I gravitate towards certain genres and types of writing, there's a part of me that wants to master being a jack of all literary trades; yes,even poetry.
LANTERNS IN THE WINDOWS isn't just about what you'd expect it to be: witches, treason and black death in the fog of night. Sure, it's about all that, and, granted, that stuff is poetic gold! But it's also a celebration of wonder, rebellion and ancestry. The anchor of the book, one called 'Intent', is about the compromises of true love, and, let's face it, there's nothing more poetic than that.
DYLAN THOMAS GOOD is about to take you on an extraordinary journey through time. You’ll visit sinister and enchanting places where Vikings vow oaths, witches burn, and musket fire rages in the thick of the Revolutionary War.
From the creeping, back-alley steps of Jack the Ripper to dark, ceremonial magic conjured by ancient Druids, LANTERNS IN THE WINDOWS celebrates the rich and mystical ancestry of the British Isles.
cover photography by Jim Stiles
"INDIVISIBLE" - an erotic fairy tale featured in THE BIGGEST LOVER, an anthology edited by R. Jackson
DTG on “Indivisible":
Over the years, writing has taught me that inspiration and learning can come from anywhere, and this little fairy tale was a homework assignment I gave myself. The roots of the story—the magical land, the Water Clock (which originated in a dream of mine), character names, the sexual themes of death and rebirth—all came from an aborted novel I’d started almost 20 years prior. In all honesty, “Indivisible” was written in the thick of a very chaotic time for me. Due to how many emotional sparks were flying off me then, the tale deviated from its intended path, winding and twisting to match the roller coaster I was on in my own life. It’s a very rapturous and unusual work for me. And by the way, the prince’s name, Al-Damynd, is an anagram for “mad Dylan”.
Why have some of us forever admired, celebrated, and fetishized big men, while modern fashion and other social forces have long stigmatized, even demonized, fatness? How, and why, do we associate bigness with masculinity and sexuality? Strength, comfort, softness, abundance?
THE BIGGEST LOVER: BIG-BONED EROTICA FOR CHUBS & CHASERS features 21 crafty, sexy, compelling stories of men's chuberotica that examine and portray some of these big issues. This groundbreaking anthology is bursting with robust tales of fat love, lust, romance, friendship, and community, in a wide array of genres and styles. THE BIGGEST LOVER is certain to entertain, amuse, and thicken chubbies and chasers everywhere.
DTG on “Woof”:
I wanted to write something that was self-contained within the ‘bear’ community, but also had a common touch. “Woof” is something that could have had two lesbian characters, two straight characters or any combination, but, in the end, the message is the same: once you love someone and they love you, you’re imprinted. That person you love becomes part of you. And the faster you try to run from that, or attempt to cut it out of yourself, the faster it’ll grow and destroy you.
Job leads, prescription medication and days until eviction are all in short supply for Carl Danielson. His aspiring filmmaker of an ex-boyfriend, Dwayne, shows up a year after their break-up, offering his destitute former flame $25,000 for the lead in a low-budget feature. There's a catch, though--the film is based on their relationship.
Soon, it's ''lights, camera, chaos'' as Carl and Dwayne expose the past year of their separate lives to one another--the broken, nightmarish secrets culminating in a finale even Hollywood could never imagine.
cover artwork by Staven Andersen