I used to call myself a feminist. I believed that my experience on the margins as a gay person was a source of unity between me and other people similarly marginalized. What I didn’t realize was that not even the margins of our society are equal.
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Decadent Mansion was the second part of the original short story Erebus & Eden. The story picks up on the road with Erebus, Eden, Alex and Säen, as they reach Salde. Salde holds two things, Gia, Eden’s ex-girlfriend, and her house – a place to stop and regroup after their journey.
He The distant spring And I The thirsty traveller Lips dried From too much talking A mirage?
I think I’d like to sleep with a mathematician He sweaty from hours of hard labour I would not tell him my name, Simply whisper theorems in his ear
Brood X has been alive inside me for over 17 years. What became Brood X began with the story of Erebus and Eden. The stories that followed were originally to be called Our Brood, signifying both the culpability of culture in creating these characters, as well as the concept that all of us, no matter how disturbed or counter-culture, are all a part of this society. One can not simply “cream” the individuals from the top of society as is done in historical accounts.
The Children of the Mountain series (currently two books, with a promised third in the works) written by Kyle Richtig focuses on the human survivors of a future environmental collapse. The survivors live without contact with other groups, save for bands of marauders.
Last Generation is Kyle Richtig’s first chapbook of poetry written as an adult. Written on the eve of his 30th birthday, he considers the chapbook as one piece into itself.