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Stolen and Forbidden: Bad Behavior, Good Times

All the rumors are true! Stolen and Forbidden — the event a particular Steven Reigns curated, and I mentioned in the not-so-distant past — is available for viewing, now : at no expense! In the comfort and privacy of your own home . . .

Crack open a fresh can of Crisco; slam-dunk those dentures in a fizz of Polident. It’s about to get real up in here — and by real, I mean really entertaining!

With . . .

Video Documentation, Featuring :

Intro by John D’Amico : 0:09

Steven Reigns : 1:31

Clint Catalyst : 14:47

Bernard Cooper : 30:07

Jonny McGovern : 40:40

Bruce Vilanch : 52:03

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Stolen and Forbidden

It’s Saturday. Whatever plans you think you had? Cancel.

In my eternal quest to keep the “litter” in literature, it’s an honor and a privilege to be part of this event :

And yes, there’s a Facebook Page, for those of you who care about that type of thing.

[ MORE ] :

“Before the Internet, pilferage and privacy breaking were common for young gay men looking for answers and others like themselves in the words of books and magazines they were denied access to by price, age, or shame. The stories that accompany these texts are just as amusing as the text themselves. Five gay men talk about and read the text that was forbidden or they stole in their youth. The act of sneak reading is a common experience. The length one goes to do it is often comical. This will be a FREE, fun literary event that offers humor, connectedness, and an informal primer for seminal gay literary works. FREE validated parking is available in the 5 story parking structure.”

Presented by Steven Reigns and the City of West Hollywood as a preview to the One City One Pride Queer Arts Festival.

Hope to see you soon!


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It’s National Poetry Month . . . Shake The Dust.

“This is for the hard men
Who want love
But know that it won’t come
For the ones
Who are forgotten
The ones for whom the Amendments do not stand up for
For the ones who are told to speak
Only when you are spoken to
And they’re never spoken to
Everytime you stand
So you do not forget yourself…”


Anis Mojgani


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San Francisco Performances : June 2012

Porchlight Storytelling Series San Francisco with Beth Lisick

Monday, June 18  2012
Porch Light Storytelling Series

“For the past decade, Porchlight has been San Francisco’s  premier storytelling series. Each month, co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people from different backgrounds to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization. Past storytellers include some of the area’s most entertaining school bus drivers, mushroom hunters, politicians, socialites, sex workers, musicians, authors, systems analysts, and social workers.”

Monday, June 18
I Do: The Wedding Show

A special day to be remembered forever. What could possibly go wrong?


writer/performer Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez

poetry reviewer Barbara Berman

writer/stylist Clint Catalyst

crossing guard/lawyer Denise Hoffner

music writer Paul Myers

pastry chef Aimee Page

Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St., San Francisco CA
Show at 8:00pm/doors at 7:00pm
$15 general
$7.50 Friends of Library members




☆ ★ ☆ — also — ☆ ★ ☆

Wednesday, June 20  2012
Faggot Dinosaur Anthology Reading/Release Party


“Please join Writers Among Artists founder and editor Ali Liebegott in this visual and literary collaboration of dinosaurs knitting, fucking, and listening to Barbara Streisand! Queerness of the Paleolithic Age abounds at Faggot Dinosaur — a reading, and journal release celebration. With Artists: Resa Alboher, Jen Benka & Carol Mirakove, Denise Bilbao, Cooper Bombardier, Lisa Brown, Clint Catalyst, Justin Chin, Lucy Corin, Carmella Fleming, Leora Fridman, Nicole J. Georges, Hilary Goldberg, Nicki Greene, Michael Henry Hayden, Diane Hoffman, Sade Huron, Elyssa Joy Kilman, Andrea Lawlor, jojo Lazar, Janice Lee, Ricky Lee, Cayenne Link, Amy Macabre, Mary Meriam, Na¹amen, Sawako Nakayasu, Kirk Read, Steven Reigns, Joshua Robinson, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Roxanne, Sam Sax, Cedar Sigo, Michelle Tea, Masha Tupitsyn, Vlad Viski, Ed Wolf and Yasmin San Francisco!”

Wednesday, June 20 2012

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA
7 p.m.


Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246336

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Adding Psychic Wounds to The Art of Bleeding

October 2011 : Clint Catalyst

Readings/Spoken Word Performances


Saturday, October 29, 2011 (Hollywood, CA)

MARGARET CHO (Drop Dead Diva, The Cho Show)
JIM TURNER (Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre, 2-Head Dog)
TOBY HUSS (Carnivàle, Adventures of Pete & Pete)
SELENE LUNA (The Cho Show, My Bloody Valentine 3D)
CLINT CATALYST (Cottonmouth Kisses, 1000 Ways To Die, The Adonis Factor)
MICHELLE CARR (Velvet Hammer, The Berber Show)
Emcee: BIENO SVENGALI (Svengali Magic)

The Vitals:


“Halloween Highway 2 : Art of Bleeding and Guests”
Art of Bleeding
Steve Allen Theatre
4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
8:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Linkature: Facebook Event Page , Facebook Group
All Ages (Though Not Recommended for Children)
$10 Admission
Contact: comedy@artofbleeding.com , abram@artofbleeding.com
❧ Or via Facebook (Please see links above)


About Art of Bleeding:

“The Art of Bleeding is a uniquely non-accredited educational institution offering powerful and ego-destabilizing lessons in health and safety. Our presentations (often staged from an ambulance) utilize live performance, film, puppets, music, animation, and thinly veiled medical fetishism to explore the topic of catastrophic health emergencies within the framework of children’s television programming.”

Hemoglobin Hotties

Also, here’s a little
Animated GIF

via Mine Archives:

Bloody Cool ? Reverend Al Ridenour’s Antics Define ‘Sick’ In The Best Sense Of The Word


Though I digress. More about
The Last Saturday of October!

“This Halloween weekend, The Art of Bleeding will once again transform the Steve Allen Theater parking lot into a ghoulish carnival of entertaining catastrophes featuring a SPECTACULARLY REAL MULTI-VEHICLE CAR-CRASH TABLEAU.


Providing dubious educational counterbalance to these tales of trauma will be THE ART OF BLEEDING’S “Magic Ambulance Theater,” a tragically misguided children’s show featuring gore-drenched actors, pedantic Safety Ape, bickering robot, and an ample array of attendant nurses in less-than-ample wardrobe.

FEMALE BLOOD WRESTLING, and a frighteningly live sound-performance installation by the enigmatic medical miracles of BOUNCEHAUSEN round out the evening.

And by all means, feel free to come in your Halloween costume! Doctors, nurses, and ESPECIALLY accident victims encouraged. Prizes for outstanding achievements related to our theme.”

(Again, there’s a high likelihood this show may not be appropriate for children.)


Steve Allen Theater


*Please note: this event takes place three separate evenings.  I’ve listed the the night in which I’m a participant, for reasons that should be obvious— but hey! Maybe you’re not super-saturated with information on a daily basis, nagging like a steady succession of pop-up ads programmed to auto-start with a You-Will-Watch-Me insistence so gauche, your keyboard locks, a carcinogenic hue plagues your screen and sweeps it dark as

Oh, #whatever

I’m sure any of the nights will be fun.  I just hope to see you when I’ll be there, so we can . . .

Insofar as caloric value?  Of that I’m not certain


AUTOMOBILE SCULPTURE: Clod Wrinkleman, Al Ridenour

ART OF BLEEDING MAGIC AMBULANCE THEATER: Randy Horton, Phil Glau, Al Ridenour, Eric Ridenour, Auriana Borealis, Jezebelle X, Harmony Rose, Tayler Jones, B.J & Eileen Winslow, Erin Robotmachine.

BOUNCEHAUSEN: Jason Hadley, Elizabeth Herndon, Joe Borfo, Cathy Gingerly, Rev. Mook, Rev. Dak J. Ultimak, Kel, Nicole Arneson, Matteo Oettam, Tim Wheeler, Esther Napastick, Michel Cicero, Todd Sterling

BLOOD WRESTLING: Auriana Borealis, Snow Mercy, Chrystal Skye



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Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache Review — Fab Magazine

April 2004

Toronto, ON Canada

Michelle Tea, review, Clint Catalyst

[ Click HERE for full-size image ]

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Review of Cottonmouth Kisses — Bizarre Magazine (UK)

April 2001

[ Many thanks to Cathi Unsworth
and, of course, to Bizarre magazine ! ]

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Salt Lake City: Beware!

Oh, Salt Lake. Over the course of the last decade, I’ve descended upon you as a spoken word performer, actor, and emcee . . . but now this? This promises to be something else, entirely.

Present Tense : All you need to know is : It’s a collaborative effort with comrades Paris Sadonis

And the multi-talented Miss Zoetica Ebb. † As for specifics? Well . . . we hope to see you there!

Friday, the 11th of June, 2010 † Area 51, 450 S. 400 W., SLC, UT
Doors at 8 PM † Performance at 9 PM † 10 Dollar Cover Charge
18 to Think † 21 to Speak In Tongues

Oh Yes: Mark Your Calendars, I Said!

June 2010 Clint Catalyst Readings/Performances


Saturday, June 5, 2010 (West Hollywood, CA)

Catalyst and the stunning Julia Voth are the “featured readers” for Los Angeles’ incendiary new spoken word series: The Poetry Brothel.

This month’s theme is “The Best Little Whorehouse In Los Angeles.”

The Vitals:

“Clint Catalyst As A Commodity: Verbiage For Sale”
The Poetry Brothel
House of Blues, Foundation Room
8430 West Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
Doors at 8:00 p.m.; Event Concludes at 11:59 p.m.
Linkature: The Poetry Brothel via Facebookery
This Event Is 21 & Over, With A Valid I.D.
Entry Will Be $15 At The Door, $10 With RSVP via thepoetrybrothelrsvp@gmail.com
❧ Or via Facebook (link posted above)

And Now For Further Enticement, In The Words Of Madam M:

“Join us on June 5th for steamy readings, cold drinks and lovely ladies performing burlesque for your titillation. In the old fashioned style of everyone’s favorite Dolly Parton flick, dress to the nines and get ready to be sauced and saucy.

All of the resident ‘whores’ are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any good brothel need a furtive ‘front’ or cover; ours is part saloon and part salon, offering a full bar with music, burlesque dancing, fortune-tellers, and installations from our poets and other artists at each event. [In addition to the featured readers], each night we will also introduce several “New Girls”…[performers] who punctuate the evening with a few special public performances.”

Music provided by the ever spectacular Daniel Ribiat.

Featured visual artists: Joshua Burian Mohr and Zoetica Ebb

“The cornerstone of The Poetry Brothel is the event series. Bringing a new twist to the tradition of poetry reading, The Poetry Brothel showcases a diverse roster of emerging and established poets.

However, our events are also interactive performance art pieces based on the concept of the prewar brothels in the United States and Europe.”

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“As Far As Therapy Goes” by Clint Catalyst :: (the “Hiccup” remix/visit) ::

Beats, Blips & Spoken Word—Here It Is


Volume Four of Hiccup, the theme of which is

“Under The Influence”

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Hiccup is a live, multi-media performance series in the L of A, curated by wordsmith Eric Layer

Each ‘happening’ is accompanied by a literary magazine on-line, complete with a down-loadable podcast of Mr. Layer’s infamous

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Verse-slingers in Los Angeles—or traveling troubadours in search of a rad venue to ‘do [their] thang’—forthcoming themes are posted on the

Hiccup website, including a section on the where & how to submit

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April 2010 Clint Catalyst Readings/Performances

April 6, 2010  (Conway, AR)

Clint Catalyst is a guest speaker/performer for the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language series. This year’s theme is “Word and Image.”

“The Writer as Image: Words, Personae, and the Media Between”
Hendrix College
Reeves Recital Hall
Conway, AR
7:30 p.m.
Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Campus Events
All Ages
FREE and Open to the Public

“Clint Catalyst, a Hendrix alumnus, further examines this year’s theme with a presentation of the idea of personal image as relating to the writer.”

* Media Coverage in Arkansas Online, in association with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. *

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“Under The Influence” At HICCUP—Saturday, March 13, 2010: 9 PM

A new spoken word series in Los Angeles
(…& it’s long overdue)

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“Flouncing About” — Spoken Word Text by Clint Catalyst; Narration by Pauley Perrette

with the aural fixation / visual manipulations of

P Emerson Williams [ Veil Of Thorns ]

the artwork of — and special appearance by — Joshua Petker

as well as portrayals by Dirk Mai and Julia Romanenko.

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Aldo and Clint “Do” Olympia! (Personal Appearance this Fri., Nov 13th)

Short notice? Who, me?

(O.K., so maybe I’m not the best at feigning innocence…)

At any rate, this Friday evening, the 13th of November 2009

at 9:30 p.m.

My chum/ “co-star” Aldo Vento and  I

will be making a personal appearance at the screening of

“Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman”


The Olympia Film Festival

(Among “Delphinium”‘s roster of November Screenings

This one is paired in conjunction with a live performance by  Steven Severin

of  Siouxsie and the Banshees and
The Glove,

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