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In this class, we will read the works of Hilton Als, Michelle Tea, and queer contemporary poets. We will discuss, analyze, and celebrate contemporary queer writing; we will also create and workshop a first draft of a poem, short story, or editorial essay, with foundational support from our reading. We will talk about the role of queer writers in a predominately straight literary scene and bulldoze stereotypes along the way.
Anastacia-Renee is Civic Poet of Seattle and former 2015-17 poet-in-residence at Hugo House. She is a hybrid genre writer, workshop facilitator, and multivalent performance artist. She is the author of four books: Forget It (Black Radish Books), (v.) (Gramma Press), Answer(Me) (Argus Press), and 26 (Dancing Girl Press). Her poetry, prose, and fiction are published widely.