CURRICULUM VITAE

LONELY CHRISTOPHER


 

BOOKS

 

Full length

In a January Would

     Poetry, Roof Books, 2020

The Resignation

     Poetry, Roof Books, 2018

 

THERE

     Novel, Kristiania, 2017

 

Death & Disaster Series

     Poetry, Monk Books, 2014

 

The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse

     Stories, Akashic Books, 2011


 

Chapbooks

 

Double Rainbow

     Poetry, Be About It Press, 2021

Tu casa en llamas

     Poetry in Spanish translation by Dante III, Kodama Cartonera, 2015

Crush Dream

     Poetry, Radioactive Moat Press, 2012

Poems in June

     Poetry, The Corresponding Society, 2011

Wow, Where Do You Come from, Upside-Down Land?

     Poetry, The Corresponding Society, 2009

Gay Plays (US Edition)

     Plays, Small Anchor Press, 2009

Gay Plays (Bilingual Edition, China)

     Plays, translated by Xinyao Huang & Julia Chang, Small Anchor Press, 2009

Satan

     Poetry, Small Anchor Press, 2007

Archival copies of Lonely Christopher's chapbooks are in the collection of Poets House in New York City

 

Print Anthologies

 

Anthology of Young US Poetry (Ukraine), Best American Experimental Writing 2016, Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on Their Muses, Future Perfect, Into, Satanica, The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare, Wealth


 

Print Journals

 

Correspondence, Fence, The Lifted Brow, Supermachine, The White Review


 

FILM

 

MOM

     Dramatic feature length, original screenplay and direction, Cavazos Films, 2013-2019

 

Crazy House

     Dramatic short, directed by Aaron Mirkin, original screenplay, independent, 2015

 

Petit Lait

     Dramatic short, directed by Francois Choquet, adapted from the short story “Milk,” La Banquise Films, 2013

 

We Are Not Here

     Dramatic short, directed by Aaron Mirkin, adapted from the short story “The Relationship,” independent, 2013


 

PLAYS

 

Directed by Lonely Christopher unless otherwise noted

Endymion Dreams the Moon

     Dixon Place, New York City, independent, 2019

     Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco, independent, 2016

     Videofag, Toronto, independent, 2016

     Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn, independent, 2011

     Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn, Institutionalized Theater, 2010

Voyages

     La Mama Galleria, New York City, dir. Alexandra Zelman-Doring, Throes Theater, 2018

 

Pages from a Course in General Linguistics

     Bar on A, New York City, dir. Teddy Nicholas, Everywhere Theater Group, 2010

 

Gay Plays

     The Bookworm, ChengDu, China, dir. Jen Hyde, independent, 2009

     The Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, Institutionalized Theater, 2008

 

I Am Happy

     Sellers Bookstore, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, independent, 2009

 

MAD DEADLY WORLDWIDE GANGSTER COMMUNIST COMPUTER GOD

     The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, adapted from a letter by Francis E. Dec, Institutionalized Theater, 2008

 

Thoughts on the Atomic Bomb

     The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, adapted from a text by Gertrude Stein, Institutionalized Theater, 2008

Retardo

     The Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, Institutionalized Theater, 2007

As Producer

The Rapture by James Sherry and Mark Wallace, Zoom, Inter Poets Theater, 2020


 

OTHER WRITING

 

Articles & Reviews

Filmatique, "Indie Memoir," essay on making the film MOM, July 2020

Evergreen Review, "Kevin Killian: I Can Explain Everything" IV. Ghost Parade, April 2020,

Evergreen Review, "Kevin Killian: I Can Explain Everything" III. Phantom of the Opera, March 2020

Lit Hub, "How Kevin Killian Used Italian Horror Movies to Understand the AIDS Crisis," February 2020

The Poetry Project Newsletter #259, "Don Yorty's Spring Sonnets, review by Lonely Christopher," January 2020

Evergreen Review, "Kevin Killian: I Can Explain Everything" II. Chain of Fools, January 2020

Evergreen Review, "Kevin Killian: I Can Explain Everything" I. Bachelors Get Lonely, October 2019

     career retrospective on author Kevin Killian in four parts

Haus Red Vol. 2, "The Splendor and Misery of Bodies, of Cities: Place and Samuel R. Delany,"

     academic essay on Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany, Fall 2019

The Fanzine, “In a Mirror Maze,” review of The Well-Dressed Wound by Derek McCormack, December 2015

TheThe, “The Beautiful Pool Is Empty,” review of Cool Limbo by Michael Montlack, June 2011

TheThe, “Glory Pee,” review of Pee on Water by Rachel B. Glaser, January 2011

TheThe, “Memorial Day,” review of The Salt Ecstasies by James L. White, November 2010

TheThe, “Some Sort of Truth,” review of Black Life by Dorothea Lasky, April 2010

The Corresponding Society, “The Ambiguities,” review of Pierre by Herman Melville, 2009

 

Blurbs

 

Before You Kneels My Silence by Jacob Steinberg

The Story of My Accident Is Ours by Rachel Levitsky

Boneyard by Stephen Beachy


 

FEATURED READINGS & TALKS

 

Selected Venues

 

Adobe Books, Anthology Film Archives, Apexart, Barnes & Noble, Barney Savage Gallery, Bennington College, Book Culture, Book Soup, Books Inc., Bowery Poetry Club, BRIC House, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Public Library, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, Cake Shop, California College of the Arts, Charles Bank Gallery, City Lights, Club Cumming, Codex Books, Cornelia Street Café, CUNY Graduate Center, Dixon Place, Eugene Lang College at the New School, Fort Greene Park, Giovanni’s Room, Harvard University, House of Yes, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, KGB Bar, Louisiana State University, McCarren Pool, La MaMa Galleria, Moe’s Books, MoMA PS1, Nomadic Press, Omi International Arts Center, Pete’s Candy Store, Powell’s, Poetry Project, PPOW Gallery, Pratt Institute, Rizzoli Bookstore, San Francisco Public Library, Small Press Distribution, St Mark's Bookshop, Tijuana Cultural Center, University of San Francisco, Unnameable Books, Webster Hall, Zinc Bar

 

Selected Co-Readers

 

Penny Arcade, Christian Bök, Ana Božičević, Anselm Berrigan, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Billy Cancel, Wo Chan, CAConrad, Samuel R. Delany, Andrew Durbin, Kate Durbin, Ben Fama, Robert Fitterman, Adam Fitzgerald, Robert Glück, Michael Gottlieb, James Hannaham, Christian Hawkey, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Patricia Spears Jones, Saeed Jones, Rami Karim, Joseph Keckler, Kevin Killian, Wayne Koestenbaum, Jee Leong Koh, Shiv Kotecha, Dorothea Lasky, Paul Legault, Rachel Levitsky, Richard Loranger, Trisha Low, Dante Micheaux, Stephen Motika, Uche Nduka, Elizabeth Nunez, Trace Peterson, Tommy Pico, Ariana Reines, Emji Spero, Bianca Stone, Jennifer Tamayo, Edmund White, Don Yorty, Rachel Zolf


 

SELECTED PRESS

The Poetry Project Newsletter, Levi Bentley reviews In a January Would, November 2020

Filmatique, "Who Is Mom?" by Tony Torn, July 2020

DC's, "Five Poetry Books I Read Recently & Loved" by Dennis Cooper, March 2020

LA Review of Books, "Walls Don't Work" by Quinn Roberts, March 2020

Hyperallergic, "A Poet's Symbolic Resignation" by Ben Tripp, February 2019

Lit Hub, DW Gibson interviews Lonely Christopher, "Beyond Fanfiction: Rewriting and Distorting The Shining,"

     February 2018

The Fanzine, "We Are Not Here: An Interview with Aaron Mirkin," March 2015

Lambda Literary, Jameson Fitzpatrick reviews Death & Disaster Series, January 2015

The Volta, “In Review: Best Books of 2014” by Amy Lawless, December 2014

The American Reader, Adam Fitzgerald reviews Death & Disaster Series, November 2014

Brooklyn Poets interview, October 2014

Boston Review, “Forget O’Hara” by Felix Bernstein, June 2014

Bookish, “10 Small Press Poetry Books You Have to Read in 2014” by Jordan Scott, April 2014

The Fanzine, Joyelle McSweeney reviews Death & Disaster Series, April 2014

Publishers Weekly reviews Death & Disaster Series, March 2014

The Wild Magazine, “Artist of the Week: Lonely Christopher,” February 2014

The Lawrentian, “Lonely Christopher’s ‘Mechanics’ a study of human nature” by Bryan Cebulski, February 2013

Next Magazine, “Lonely Christopher’s Poetry of Death” by Jameson Fitzpatrick, September 2012

The New York Times (online), “Bed-Stuy Writer to Film Movie in Fort Greene” by Wesley Middleton, April 2011

Publishers Weekly reviews The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, February 2011

Vice interview, January 2011


 

AUDIO

 

Lonely Christopher’s audio archives are maintained online by PennSound, a project of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania


 

ORGANIZATIONS

 

Inter Poets Theater

     Theater company, founding artistic director, current member

Democratic Socialists of America

     Political group, current member

The Writers' Collective of Kristiania

     Writers’ collective and press, charter member, 2012-2018

The Wilde Boys

     Queer salon society, member, 2010-2012

The Corresponding Society

     Writers’ collective and press, co-founder, editor, 2005-2012

The Institutionalized Theater

     Theater company, co-founder, 2007-2010


 

SELECTED AWARDS & FESTIVALS

 

Official Selection

Crazy House, dramatic short: HollyShorts Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2016; GAZE Film Festival, Dublin, 2016; Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba, 2016; Lago Film Festival, Italy, 2016; Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2016; Inside Out Film Festival, Toronto, 2016; Vancouver International Film Festival, 2015

A&E Short Filmmaker’s Award for Best Film

We Are Not Here, dramatic short, National Screen Institute, Canada, 2015

 

Best Experimental Film

We Are Not Here, dramatic short, Toronto International Short Film Festival, 2013

 

Official Selection

MOM, dramatic feature length film: Distrital Film Festival, Mexico City, 2012; NewFilmmakers Series and AltFest at Anthology Film Archives, New York City, 2018

 

Thesis Award for Fiction

THERE, novel, The Pratt Institute Creative Writing Department, Brooklyn, New York, 2009


 

EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

 

Available upon request