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Hot August Night: Readings in Lust and Desire

August 22, 2018, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Christopher Stoddard, Philip F. Clark, and Tom Cardamone share recent work exploring the darker side of gay life and New York City in all it’s sweaty allure.

Christopher Stoddard’s new novel At Night Only from Itna Press released this June, which has been praised by Kirkus, Lambda Literary, and authors Edmund White and Gary Indiana. Featured in OUT Magazine’s “Tastemakers” issue in 2015 for his contributions to LGBT literature and publishing, he’s written two other novels: Limiters (Itna Press, 2014), and White, Christian (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Philip F. Clark, a native New Yorker, received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry at City College, New York, in 2016, where he is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in English. He was the graduate editor of The Promethean Literary Journal. His poetry has been published in Assaracus Journal of Gay Poetry, The Good Men Project, “Between: New Gay Poetry, published by Chelsea Station Editions, The HIV HERE AND NOW Project, and most recently, Transition: Poems In the Aftermath, published by Indolent Press. His poetry reviews and interviews have been published in Lambda Literary. His blog The Poet’s Grin can be seen at His current debut volume of poetry The Carnival of Affection, is published by Sibling Rivalry Press. It was a winner of the Jerome Lowell De Jur Award for Poetry in 2016.

Tom Cardamone is the author of the erotic fantasy novel The Lurid Sea and the Lambda Literary Award-winning speculative novella Green Thumb as well as other works of fiction. Additionally, he has edited The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered and The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy! You can read more about him and his writings at


August 22, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
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