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A fragmented memory of friendship – navigating fluid genders, relationships, and bodies that resist order, category, or completion. Inspired by Margaret Clap, and the many myths of Hermaphroditus.

A novel on 250 note-cards

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with Teacup Gorilla’s Whiskey From Strangers

This feels more realistic than any other novel could hope to be: every moment is just one in a sea of other moments, no more or less important, although no less interesting for that. The result is an impressionist array of feelings and emotions and understandings of oneself and others.

—Natalie Weizenbaum

It’s a new and wonderful adventure each time, a story of outcasts, their caretaker, and the friendship and love they find with each other.

—Ryo Yamaguchi, Michigan Quarterly Review

The characters, ideas, story are exposed, raw, alive – merging masculine and feminine into some kind of mystical marriage.

—Erin Rollman & Brian Colonna, Buntport Theater

I was just digging everything, and didnt want the night to be over.

—Sam O’Daniel, Your Older Brother

10 Myths on the Proper Application of Beauty Products

True West Award

Riding SideSaddle was adapted for the stage by Buntport Theater, with original music by Teacup Gorilla.

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The Holes They Leave

The Teacup Gorilla EP includes several songs based on the novel:

Visual Art

The novel has gone vertical with art prints, and several gallery shows

Art from the novel (available as prints)

Publishing Credits

Riding SideSaddle* is an open source text published by SpringGun Press, released online by OddBird, and adapted for the stage by Buntport Theater and Teacup Gorilla.

Past Events

Queer Art @ Charis Books

Atlanta, GA »

The Card Table @ Buntport

Denver, CO »

Fucking Fabulous Fiction Festival @ Oriental Theater

Denver, CO »

Everything 'Riding sidesaddle'

Some Kind of Resistance Tour

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It’s been a month since our country pseudo-elected a bigoted blow-hard for president. I’m heading to DC to protest his inauguration in January, visit friends, and go on a mixed-media resistance tour…