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Saturday, September 21 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Pushing Boundary: Trans, Genderqueer & Non-Binary Poets Off the Page

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Four trans, genderqueer and non-binary poets will showcase how they work beyond the printed page. In addition to work that exists at the intersection of the body and text, these poets produce interdisciplinary work which creates embodied, living, and breathing works through the use of image, sound, dance, performance, recording, and video. The results are multi-disciplinary, often refractive, accumulating into fluid, rich, and multi-layered forms.

Working in parallel to gender identity, trans, genderqueer and non-binary poets often push against the boundaries of genre, layering text-based work with other art practices and mediums. A radical trans-poetics does not restrict itself to text as an entrance to meaning. The intersection of body and text, although common to the work of many poets, finds a heightened necessity in the work of these trans, genderqueer and non-binary poets, inducing them to create forms that more closely track the reality of their bodies, identities, and experience.


Samuel Ace

Samuel Ace is a trans/genderqueer poet and sound artist. He is the author of several books, most recently Our Weather Our Sea (Black Radish), the re-issued Meet Me There: Normal Sex and Home in three days. Don’t wash., (Belladonna* Germinal Texts), and Stealth with poet Maureen... Read More →
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Ching-In Chen

Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart's Traffic: a novel in poems (Arktoi/Red Hen Press, 2009), recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017; 2018 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Transgender Poetry); and to make black paper sing (speCt! Books, 2019). Chen is also co-editor of The Revolution... Read More →
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Jai Dulani

Jai Dulani is a Desi queer activist, writer and multi-media artist. His writing has appeared in SAMAR, bustingbinaries, Teachers & Writers, Black Girl Dangerous, and the anthology, “Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic.” Dulani has been a Kundiman Fellow, a VONA/ Voices Fellow, and... Read More →

Duriel E. Harris

Duriel E. Harris is a poet, performer, and sound artist. She is author of three print volumes of poetry, including her most recent awardwinning, No Dictionary of a Living Tongue (Nightboat, 2017), Drag (2003) and Amnesiac: Poems (2010), and her multi-genre one-woman theatrical performance... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
DISC-061 Auditorium