Queer Words of Pride

Celebrate Pride Month With Queer Words:
You Buy A Book, I’ll Donate One

Extended through July 4th

For each copy of the following titles of poetry, poetic prose or poetic lyrics purchased through CreateSpace.com (see each title for a direct link) between now and July 4, 2016 I will donate one copy of the same title to an LGBTQ archive, library, or Queer Studies Program. I have compiled an initial list of recipients and am researching more. Please contact me if you have a preference- I will try to accommodate it, but prefer to avoid duplicate donations. Due to the cost of international shipping, I am unable to donate to locations outside of the USA.

Pride Month Donations – Important Disclosures:

  • The matching donation applies only to purchases made through CreateSpace.com and not returned;
  • Donation Offer is valid for purchases made through Monday, July 4, 2016;
  • The first two titles are also available as Kindle-compatible eBooks (this Donation Offer does not apply to eBooks);
  • The first two titles are also available in Hard Cover editions from another site; this Donation Offer does not apply to them;

In Pursuit Of A Dream:
Poetic Prose by Brian D Gryphon

Born near the end of the ‘Baby Boomer Era’, Brian grew up in south-western Ontario. Living in a village of 1,000 people in the 70’s he knew he was ‘different’ – and not just in sexual orientation.

Moving back to Toronto (his birthplace) as quickly after graduation as he could, he did more than his fair share to celebrate life as a gay person and promote ‘sexual rebellion’. He doesn’t claim to have found answers there to all the ‘big questions’; but offers these writings as notes on his journey.

In Pursuit Of A Dream (40 pages; 5″x8″) is now available at CreateSpace. A hard cover 6″x9″ edition is available from Blurb; this donation offer does not apply at Blurb.


Moving On:
Poetic Prose by Jason Beilchick

Growing up gay in rural Pennsylvania, Jason adopted a ‘Goth’ appearance to survive high school. Mourning the loss of his father to cancer just as he entered his teen years, Jason wrote out much of the material collected in this volume during the 1990s.

Of his work he says “everything i have written tells a story of who i am; if you read these poems and you find they hurt your feelings that wasn’t my intention.

Moving On (74 pages; 6″x9″) is now available at CreateSpace. A hard cover 6″x9″ edition is available from Blurb; this donation offer does not apply at Blurb.


Echoes of My Lips:
Poetic Prose by Michael Harding

A collection of poetry and poetic prose composed during the 1970s when the author was in his 20s. It is a reflection of the times, while also timeless commentary on life, love and sex.

Of his work Michael says: “My poetry is my internal journey. It is the honest – and sometimes painful – expression of my love. A place beyond any scorn.

Echoes of My Lips (48 pages; 6″x9″) is now available at CreateSpace


1 Out Of 10 Therapists: The Poetry of Romanovsky & Phillips Lyrics
Pioneers of the gay folk music scene, Ron Romanovsky & Paul Phillips began their career at San Francisco’s ‘Valencia Rose Cafe’ as the musical break for Gay Comedy Open Mic Night. Over the next two decades they toured across the nation as well as abroad.

They released a number of albums which are available again at their Official Web-site. 1 Out Of 10 Therapists includes 44 selections.

1 Out Of 10 Therapists (54 pages; 7.5″x9.25″) is now available at CreateSpace

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