About Paul Leroux

Paul Gregory Leroux is a translator, creative writer, and blogger from Ottawa, Canada. He is a published author of gay erotic short fiction. Most recently, he contributed "To Damn a Saint" to the anthology Don Juan and Men: Stories of Lust & Seduction (ed. Caro Soles)(MLR Press, Albion, NY, 2009). Paul is a political junkie, especially in an election year, as reflected in his blog, "A Transitory Yes." You can follow Paul on Twitter @ATransitoryYes.

Dividing Line

To stand on the dividing line between childishness and maturity is “To strike a balance delicate and fine.” A poem by Paul Leroux.

Prosaic Guys in Poetic Guise

Paul Leroux’s sonnet makes the case for poetry’s relevance.

Losing Muscle, Gaining Strength

A degenerative disease is slowly sapping Paul Leroux’s strength. But he is more of a man than ever.

The Art of Being a Hero

My friend Marcel would never consider himself a hero. But wages a daily war against daunting foes: ignorance, apathy, intellectual and cultural atrophy, and an increasingly dimmed recollection of the wisdom of a bygone age.

Potty Mouth Versus Poetry Mouth

Paul Leroux shares a gay man’s perspective on the visual and verbal idioms (and idiocies) of porn versus erotica.

Nuclear Winter of the Heart’s Despair

What happens when the good chemistry of romantic love turns to toxic waste?

Hard Work Is Faith

Men and women of every belief have been praying their whole lives, writes Paul Leroux, whether they’ve known it or not.

A Gay Man and the Church: Trying to Reconcile My Sexuality

Paul Leroux turns to spirituality to reconcile his sexuality.

Does Your Soul Have a Goal?

Paul Leroux discusses the ways in which today’s man can find purpose in life.

Obsessed, Repressed, or Merely Dispossessed?

Paul Leroux believes there are better uses for our energy than vigilante justice.

Be the Hero of Your Novel

All those things you learned in English lit class? They were really lessons in how to live your life.

Dream Lover: Be the One They’ll Never Forget

Paul Leroux had a dream lover —mesmerizing, magnetic and memorable — for three years. And he’s kind enough to share the secrets that made that relationship work.

The Genesis of Manhood

If there’s one film those aspiring to be good men–good fathers and sons–should see this year, it’s Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life.’