Perry reads from
"Works" & Return of a Classic:
The Original Works and
Other "Smoky George" Stories, from 1992
Back in 1992, waaaaay
before "Brokeback Mountain" hit the screen and revealed to America that
queer men were other things
beside bitchy lawyers and actor wannabes (OK, waaaay before Will and Grace, too), I published Works and Other "Smoky George" Stories,
a collection of my highly sexual (let's be honest, flat out: some
pretty damn "porny") stories that originally had been published in such
sterling examples of gay li'trature as FirstHand Magazine, Honcho, and Advocate Men. Many of these stories
were from what is now called the "Golden Age of Gay Porn," when gay men
were first starting to assert themselves sexually, proudly, and sex
became part of the adventure of life, rather than just a shrink-wrapped
commodity in a DVD box.
In keeping with a long standing law in publishing,
if you do something good,
repeat it, a few years later I re-released Works in a second edition, with
another cover. It was "Expanded" in that I also included a selection of
my erotic poetry with it and an essay called "Maybe We Should Keep
the Porn in Pornography."
But basically, aside from that and the Foreword, by queer wit and
anthologist Brandon Judell (The Gay
Book of Quotes), it was basically the old Works but with another cover.
(God, it hurts to confess this, but, heck, writers
gotta make a living too. Or something that attempts to simulate that).
Still, I have a place in my heart for the old
edition of Works with
its tantilizing rodeo-butt cover, and I found a small trove of them in
so I'm offering them to you at an unheard of price of just $8.00 a
signed. So you can send us a
check for $8.00 + $3.00 shipping to
2501 Palisade Avenue, Suite A1
Bronx, NY 10463.
(and p.s., tell us whom you'd like it personally
Or, you can buy Works
and other "Smoky George" Stories, Original Edition from Amazon,
by going to this link —Old
Smoky—and to the Belhue Press offer and we will process the order,
and it will be signed by Perry
Brass as well. So you can have your Smoky, and eat him, too!
And just to give you a feeling for the stories
themselves, here's a small taste of them, read by me, from "Works," the
title story. Just click the link below, set back and let your heels
sink into the bear skin rug (or anything else close to you).
Perry reads from Works
Remember, Dorothy, there's no place like Home