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“My Boethius” – Excerpt from A.W.Strouse’s new book, “My Gay Middle Ages”

“My Boethius” – Excerpt from A.W.Strouse’s new book, “My Gay Middle Ages”

May 22, 2015

After we had been living together for three years, Jason started saying that he wanted to get to know me better. The two of us were already sharing a bed, a bank account, and a wardrobe, so I didn’t really know what he was talking about. I tried to make an effort and began by discussing “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. It’s about this...

Haiku to You, Too

Haiku to You, Too

Aug 23, 2013

The following are excerpts from A.W. Strouse’s Haiku to You, Too. Witty, sensual, laced with religious undertones, they are little meditative pieces reflective of his peculiar gay and Christian sensibility. *** the trick is to love your own life so much you would even die for it *** who needs the gift but you have the wrapping *** god is Yes, and satan No...

A Faithless Revelation

A Faithless Revelation

Sep 16, 2012

 = for F.R.P., who is still at war = The name on the door pierced him with guilt. But the church—perhaps the last vestige of Catholicism left in what is now Chinatown—appeared when he was most in need of penance. Though he would not self-identify as a Christian and had never been a Catholic, his sin drove him, with its emptiness and its immense weightlessness,...