Reading with G.R. Tomaini, Author of Ballad of an American Ganymede

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 7:00pm

Join us in the store with G.R. Tomaini, author of the poetry collection Ballad of An American Ganymede: Or, Explorations of Queeritude In Fifty Seven Cantos!

Ballad of an American Ganymede offers readers a new context for, and expands upon, the canon of contemporary poetry while also offering a new lense through which to view queerness in the world.

“This book sings like no other book I’ve read.” — Janelle Janson, reviewer

“Tomaini’s voice radiates with truth, struggle, and ecstatic genius.” — Justine Jones, editor 

“In short: Tomaini is my new favorite poet. What more could you ask for?” — Chad White, reviewer

G .R . Tomaini is an LGBTQ Federal McNair Scholar who currently studies under Dr. Cornel West at Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan. His academic monograph on Philosophy, entitled Encyclopedia of American Idealism: Entries Toward a Novel System of Philosophy is forthcoming from Manticore Press. One of his five full-length poetry manuscripts was recently accepted for publication by A Thin Slice of Anxiety Press -- Ballad of An American Ganymede: Or, Explorations of Queeritude In Fifty Seven Cantos; the work consists of fifty seven poems in the manner of Queer Existentialist Poetry inspired by Heidegger and Sartre. Two of his other books of poetry were recently jointly published by Pumpernickel Press, under the title The Rainbow Cantos:Two Attempts At Queering The Canon. Tomaini’s poems are featured in Outcast Press's magazine, Selcouth Station Press's journal, Agapanthus Collective's poetry line-up, Roi Fainéant Press's website, and in a mini-publication by The Incognito Press. Tomaini's works can be found at

Event address: 
644A Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712