His short story collection, The Book of Broken Hymns, was a 2012 Lambda Literary Awards finalist for Transgender Fiction. His other short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in places including Urbanite, The Light Ekphrastic, BuzzFeedLGBT, Welter, Empty Sink, Wilde Magazine, and Poydras Review.
In earlier versions of himself, Rafe has been a bookseller, a seventh grade science teacher, a high school English teacher, and a film festival volunteer. Rafe is a writer/author member of the Association of Writing Programs (AWP).
If he’s not teaching or writing, he might be on Twitter at @ponyonabalcony.