Kevin Thaddeus Fisher-Paulson is a father, a columnist, a captain and a poet, not necessarily in that order.
He was born and raised in South Ozone Park, directly under the flight path of Idlewild Airport. He has been involved in politics since the day he came out. He belonged to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and was an early member of ACTUP, the Pink Panthers and Queer Nation.
He studied writing at the University of Notre Dame with continued coursework at the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop and the University of Oregon. He has done workshops with Dorothy Allison, Cat Meads, Jessica Hagedorn, Katie Ford and Steve Abbot.
Kevin's short work, "Virtue Enough for Miss Grrrl" appeared in When Love Lasts Forever, by Pilgrim Press. His poems and short stories have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Sentinel, Amethyst, RFD, Mirage, Chiron Review, Queer Literary Review, Other Voices in American Poetry, Yes, Violetta, Wide Open, Pegasus, Suburban Wilderness, For Poets Only, Voices International, Unknowns, Suburban Wilderness, Delirium, The Independent Review, Vincent Brothers Review, River's Edge, Florida Literary Review, Northern California Writer's Review, Yellow Chair, Thing, Oberon, and The James White Review.
His plays and monologues have been produced in the ODC Summerfest, The Bay Area Dance Series, the Gay and Lesbian Dance Festival, Theater Rhinoceros and the National AIDS Theater Festival.
His book length memoir, A Song for Lost Angels, was first published in 2014. It was named a finalist in both the Ben Franklin Awards and the National Independent Booksellers Awards.
Some of Kevin's other works have received awards from Lyric, For Poets Only, The Sentinel, Books Inc and the Best of the Net.
Kevin was profiled in The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity.
Kevin is currently working on a book of poetry, with the working title My Lost Saints as well as the sequel to his memoir, with the working title A Table for Lost Angels.
Kevin is a regular contributor to the National Public Radio Series as well as Gays with Kids.
His column appears in the Datebook section of The San Francisco Chronicle every Wednesday.
When not writing, Kevin serves as the Captain of the Honor Guard with the San Francisco Sheriff's Department. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, two sons and three rescue dogs.