“Oliver Bendorf is a magnificent poet and, also, clearly, an essayist.”

-Roxane Gay

“Dark Sky Associations” (The Offing)

Dear this time around, dear secret pronouns. Dear the things that go on in darkness. Dear this world. Dear this world. Dear the work of love.

“After I Came Out as a Transgender Man…” (Buzzfeed)

Not everyone will want a hymnal for their transition, I know. But some might. I apparently do.


“The Uncanny Valley” (The Bear Deluxe)
Selected by Lidia Yuknavitch for the Doug Fir Fiction Award
“It’s smart and not sorry about it.” – Lidia Yuknavitch
Find it at a library near you