Christopher William Purdom
is a Philadelphia poet, heretic, and graphic artist with a peculiar grasp of English. In addition to being the publisher of 226 Press, an online reviewer of other poets’ books, a life-long member and two-time Vice Moderator of Tabernacle United Church, the creator and maintainer of the Philadelphia Public Art web site philart.net, and a designer of t-shirts and bumper stickers. Chris is a graduate of Central High School and Temple University, a long-retired second-degree black-belt in Shotokan Karate, and previously served as Co-coordinator of the Interfaith Working Group, as a steering committee member of both the Fight the Right Network and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's National Religious Leadership Roundtable, and as an advisor to several other queer/religious/progressive organizations.
web site: http://www.philart.net/chrispurdom