As an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University I explored writing poetry. I won a few prizes, including the Finley Foster Prize for the best group of poems by an undergraduate man when I graduated. I continued to write poetry when I went to Stanford as a grad student, although I stopped once I started working full-time. Below are a few representative poems.
As a graduate student I dabbled in writing fiction, but I didn't have much success. I was disappointed that my favorite short story was rejected by Christopher Street, which was a gay publication trying to become the gay equivalent of The New Yorker. Years later I resubmitted it and they published the story in the February, 1994 edition of the magazine. The story is called Underoos.