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Felice Picano
Felice Picano is the author of 25 books of poetry, fiction, memoirs and nonfiction. His work is translated into 15 languages; several titles were national and international bestsellers, including The Lure, Like People in History and The Book of Lies. Four of Picano’s plays have been produced. He’s considered a founder of modern gay literature, along with other members of the Violet Quill. His most recent works include True Stories: Portraits from My Past (2011), Contemporary Gay Romances (2011), and Twelve O’Clock Tales (2012). Find his stories, essays and reviews at

Entries by Felice Picano

You're Famous -- Now Make A Run for It!

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 11:47 AM

Walking out of the West Hollywood Library a few blocks away from home, when I suddenly noticed a half dozen men hunched over and running between parked cars, most of them wore hooded sweatshirts over their heads and all of them had cameras thrust out, with foot-long telephoto lens attachments....

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A Problem With Jury Duty

(6) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 2:31 PM

I was recently called to jury duty at a federal court in Los Angeles. Because it is a federal court for the Southern California District, I would have had to go to downtown Los Angeles to serve -- a distance of over ten miles. As I was without a car...

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Children of the Hive

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 9:06 AM

When my car was in the shop on and off last year, I found myself riding Los Angeles buses and subways, which cover a considerable territory and are clean, air-conditioned and not at loud as I remembered the older New York versions to be.

Quiet enough, in fact, that I...

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