Poet, Philosopher, Editor, Scholar, & Playwright
G.R. Tomaini is a First-Generation LGBTQ Federal McNair Scholar and author of nine books who recently graduated from Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan; thus far, four works of his have been published across three volumes. He has written seven books of Poetry and one Philosophical Encyclopedia that functions as a Critique of the Western Philosophical Canon. His Master's Thesis, the Tractatus Perfectio-Philosophicus: Or, Discourses On The Dharma of Civilization And Its Odyssey Toward International Harmony is forthcoming from Manticore Press in Australia; his fifth book of poetry, The Psalms of Babylon: Or, 112 Flowers Of Malaise is forthcoming from Indigo Dragon Press in Australia.
Photo of Dr. Cornel West reading from his Preface to G.R. Tomaini's Encyclopedia of American Idealism.
April 3rd, 2023.
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
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