Donate for a Gendernaut!

So soon I’m off to take part in the filming of a short teaser for Gendernauts 2 . This will be a short film in preparation for a feature that reprises the amazing Gendernauts shot and directed by the awesome Monika Treut in San Francisco some twenty years ago. I’m not living in San Francisco right now, having  relocated recently and I’m searching for work in my new city. So, any small amount anyone can spare to help with the expense of being back in San Francisco, while the film is being made, and keeping current on my bills — is appreciated! The film should be super!

I should probably get a Patreon account at some point and all of this is on the drawing board, but till then, any small or larger contribution is appreciated at the “donate” button.

You know you are the best.  Thank you!!!


New Tumblr

Just so everyone is aware, I have a new Tumblr called, aptly enough –hypotenuse-wolf and titled “Max Wolf Valerio”.  I’ll mainly keep it focused on poetry and writing, art and music with some trans-related “stuff” thrown in for good measure.  Here:

I’ll be revamping this blog.  More to come!

latest flower —

Flowers # 47  

                                         some ONE


                             and                                  a


                                                     color starts                               —–


                      the skies are streaked by little hands

                            there are ornaments displayed

and then,  destroyed


a punctuation mark

slips the skin of a

slender girl

who enjoys


                                             in each instance of joy

                                             the tomb was broken down into

                                             sybilant vowels

                                                               bowls       and howls

                                                     a band of emerging children

                                               fire on the heads and at

                                               the feet  

Max Wolf Valerio July 10, 2014

Flowers #28

Flowers # 28



          cool                   agents of hardcore                        trajectory annihilation

                                                                   angels        flow to entry and disappearance                     stiletto satin

floats white bird evaporation             blue steel

portraits bing  bang



Max Wolf Valerio (c) April 3, 2014





Spring is here! A new YouTube channel appears

OK, it is now spring and yes, April Fools and also National Poetry Month. I have a plan this month and that includes NaPoWriMo!   I have begun a series called “Flowers” which is a poem for every shot of testosterone I have done. That’s over 500, I am on shot #571 or so. I’ve been been numbering them from the beginning. The beginning was now 25 years ago. Yes, and on the first day of spring!  On March 20th, HAIL SPRING! Each Flowers poem is short. I won’t be posting many, but I might post a few over the course of the month. I guess that means I begin sometime today.   I’ve been writing this series any way, so here is another excuse to write more.

Meanwhile, there’s this new Hypotenuse Wolf YouTube channel! For spring!   Check it out.    I’m reading my poem “Nocturnal Pump”.

The Testosterone Files is out on Audible

The Testosterone Files is finally out on Audible as an audiobook!  For all those who prefer to listen rather than read text, and for those who wish to hear the book animated and alive to the ear, here it is!    I narrated the book myself and loved every minute of it!  Hopefully, you will enjoy listening.  Here:

I truly enjoyed the process of reading my book for recording.  It helps that I write for the ear as well as the eye, having learned that long ago from The Beats and their emphasis on the ear, on writing even prose for the ear as well as the wandering, perceptive eye.  No doubt though that reading a book out loud is a different task from writing it and there’s no room for error.  Like any newbie I had my stops and starts, Mike Cramp, my sound engineer at  Postmodern Company in Denver, was patient and skillful.  That also made the entire process easier.  We got through the recording expediently and with little frustration.   I do hope you enjoy the finished product.    

I want to thank my wondrous Audible editor Susie Bright — for initiating this process and making it all possible.   Susie’s vision and ability to create reality from dreams is why this audiobook happened at all.   Thanks Susie!   And, also thanks to her daughter Aretha Bright!  Aretha works with Susie on her Audible list and a better mother/daughter team is not possible!  

So, give it a listen and spread the word.  And, thank you ahead of time.