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About Lonely Christopher



Hi there! My name is Lonely Christopher and I am a queer poet and social worker in need of supplemental financial support to continue existing!

Subscribing to my Patreon at any level is a great way to cheaply offer vital assistance and encouragement in exchange for exclusive content including frequent film and book reviews and unpublished creative writing from my archives!

For the price of a lox bagel you can contribute greatly to my wellbeing on a monthly or even annual basis. Your commitment, whatever its length, will help me afford basic living expenses, including rent, medical and prescription copayments, and food. 

For seven years I have worked for a non-profit agency in Harlem where I am a medical case manager, helping youth with HIV find housing and maintain their healthcare. It's a challenging but fulfilling job that unfortunately does not pay very well. The rest of my time is dedicated to my creative writing career, which I can tell you a little about.

I am the author of five full-length books of poetry and fiction, including the cult favorites The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse (edited and published by the renowned countercultural icon Dennis Cooper) and Death & Disaster Series. I have performed at venues such as Anthology Film Archives, Barnes & Noble, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Public Library, California College of the Arts, City Lights, CUNY Graduate Center, Dixon Place, Harvard, Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, Louisiana State University, La MaMa, MoMA PS1, Poetry Project, San Francisco Public Library, Tijuana Cultural Center, and Webster Hall.

I wrote and directed the feature length film MOM and founded Inter Poets Theater, a community organization that provides poets with a platform to write, develop, and stage dramatic and performance-oriented work. I am also a regular curator and host of the influential, long-running Segue Reading Series in NYC. My writing is strongly influenced by modernism, post-structuralism, Language poetry, New Narrative, and queer theory. My themes are often dark and sordid, presenting anti-capitalist explorations of emotional conflict and abuse.

I’m in my early thirties and have called Brooklyn home since I was a teenager. My mother died of cancer nearly a decade ago and I am estranged from my homophobic and emotionally abusive father. I reside in Sunset Park with my spouse, the poet Venn Daniel, and our dog Lucy. I have an adjective for a first name and extremely specialized skills that aren’t valued in our society, so this Patreon is an important income supplement that makes my daily existence less of a struggle. Any amount of support you might be able to offer will be deeply appreciated! And I hope you enjoy the work that I offer in exchange, which I do put much time and care into.

Remember to visit my official website for my full bio, CV, events listings, and more!
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