James R. Gapinski
author, editor, educator
Books & Chapbooks
The Last Dinosaurs of Portland
Bottlecap Press, May 2021
The Last Dinosaurs of Portland contains ten stories set within cascading surrealist versions of Portland, Oregon. New bridges sprout across Portland; a sabertooth cat roars atop the Moda Center; a cavalcade of matching bicycles pour into the Willamette River.
Etchings Press, July 2020
In this modern fable, a comic book writer and his artsy partner discover a magical tree in their backyard, able to cure any ailment with a single bite—but when the fruit rots, it reveals darker properties.
Edge of the Known Bus Line
Etchings Press, May 2018
Red Bird Chapbooks, January 2018
Your Body is Not a Horror: Reclaiming Queer Bodies in Speculative Fiction
Sunday, October 22nd
1:00pm to 4:00pm
James R. Gapinski is leading a three-hour workshop, hosted through X-R-A-Y Magazine.
Just in time for Halloween season, this virtual workshop upends typical speculative “body” tropes in favor of something more nuanced. Examples focus primarily on queer authors who challenge our ideas about bodily transformation, but the class is open to all allies and accomplices eager to expand their craft.
Sliding scale course fee (between $25 to $75). Learn more about register at X-R-A-Y‘s website.