Poet, Philosopher, Editor, Scholar, & Playwright
G.R. Tomaini is a First-Generation LGBTQ Federal McNair Scholar and author of seven books who currently attends Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan; thus far, four works of his have been published across three volumes. He has written six books of Poetry and one Philosophical Encyclopedia that functions as a Critique of the Western Philosophical Canon.
Excerpt from the Preface of the Encyclopedia of American Idealism: Toward a Novel Method and System of Philosophy
"G.R. Tomaini is a highly ambitious poet-philosopher obsessed with encyclopedic scope yet mindful of how contingency and incongruity undercuts any grand system in philosophy."
Dr. Cornel West
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair
Union Theological Seminary
BALLAD OF AN AMERICAN GANYMEDE : OR EXPLORATIONS OF QUEERITUDE IN FIFTY SEVEN CANTOS
“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
THE RAINBOW CANTOS: TWO ATTEMPTS AT QUEERING THE CANON
"G.R. Tomaini's The Rainbow Cantos is a wild and exuberant romp through the annals of literature from the distant to the recent past, where characters and stories from classics are brought out of the shadows of history and queered in the light of this new sun."
author of the Stonewall Honor winning novel, Wonders of the Invisible World