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A novel on 250 note-cards

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.

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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

Rarely do you get to experience such intimate thoughts. It’s like being dropped into someone’s head, Quantum Leap style, for a transformative time in their life.

Chris Eppstein

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

A face and neck collage
of black-and-white medical and electrical diagrams,
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of a couple dancing
over diagrams of a rifle and genetic charts
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of people diving
over a contour map and cancer cells
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of a house
over electrical diagrams
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of two moths
in a collage of bones and electrical diagrams
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of a skyline and mountains
in a collage of medical & electrical diagrams
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of a pond with reeds growing
in a collage of electrical diagrams
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of a boxer with one arm and a short skirt
in a collage of diagrams
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of Hermaphroditus lifting her skirt,
in a collage of genetic diagrams and wings,
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of a volvo
in a collage of electrical & genetic diagrams,
with red arrows
and text that says Sketch of an eye up close,
in a collage of diagrams,
with red arrows
and text that says
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.

23 ‘riding sidesaddle’ episodes

2019

2017

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Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ Open Grounds | Charlottesville, VA

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…

2016

| journal

Some Kind of Resistance Tour

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…

| reading

The Card Table Buntport | Denver, CO

2015

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Fucking Fabulous Fiction Festival Oriental Theater | Denver, CO

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Riding SideSaddle* SpringGun Press

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.