Jameson Currier is the author of seven novels: Where the Rainbow Ends, The Wolf at the Door, The Third Buddha, What Comes Around, The Forever Marathon, A Gathering Storm, and Based on a True Story; five collections of short fiction: Dancing on the Moon; Desire, Lust, Passion, Sex; Still Dancing: New and Selected Stories; The Haunted Heart and Other Tales; and Why Didn't Someone Warn You About Prince Charming?; and a memoir, Until My Heart Stops. His short fiction has appeared in many literary magazines and Web sites, including Velvet Mafia, Blithe House Quarterly, Confrontation, Christopher Street, Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly, and the anthologies Men on Men, Best American Gay Fiction, Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best American Erotica, Best Gay Romance, Best Gay Stories, Wilde Stories, Unspeakable Horror, Art from Art, ImageOutWrite, and Making Literature Matter. In 2005, his AIDS-themed short stories were translated into French by Anne-Laure Hubert and published as Les Fantômes and in 2021, his novel, The Third Buddha, about the aftermath of 9/11 in Manhattan and Afghanistan, was translated into French by Étienne Gomez and published as Le Troisième Bouddha by Perspective cavalière. His reviews, essays, interviews, and articles on AIDS and gay culture have been published in many national and local publications, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Lambda Book Report, The Washington Blade, Bay Area Reporter, The New York Blade, Out, and Body Positive. In 2010 he founded Chelsea Station Editions, an independent press devoted to gay literature. Among the authors the press has published are debut writers Alan Lessik, Jarret Neal, J.L. Weinberg, Gil Cole, J.R. Greenwell, Craig Moreau, David Pratt, Dan Lopez, and William Sterling Walker, and veterans Felice Picano, Walter Holland, Charles Silverstein, Wesley Gibson, Kevin Bentley, Arch Brown, and Jon Marans. The press also serves as the home for Mr. Currier’s own writings which now span a career of more than four decades. Books published by the press have been honored by the Lambda Literary Foundation, the American Library Association GLBTRT Roundtable, the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Foundation, the Publishing Triangle, and the Rainbow Book Awards. In 2011, Mr. Currier launched the literary magazine Chelsea Station, which has published the works of more than two hundred writers and in 2014 relaunched the magazine as an online literary site. In 2013 the press reissued the anthology Love, Christopher Street, edited by Thomas Keith, after the original publisher ceased publishing. Also in 2013, Mr. Currier edited two new anthologies featuring original work: With: New Gay Fiction and Between: New Gay Poetry. A self-taught artist, illustrator, and graphic designer, Mr. Currier’s design work is tagged as “Peachboy” and his original art is signed “Jimmy.” In 2020, he established Chatham Junction Studio, which serves as the curator for his expanding body of original art. Mr. Currier has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, a recipient of a fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts, and a judge for many literary competitions. He currently divides his time between a studio apartment in New York City and a farmless farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.
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