R316. The Future is Femme & Queer: An Alice James Reading

Portland Ballroom 251, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Alice James Books was founded in 1973 with the goal of giving voice to women poets. Though the press now publishes poets from a broad range of identities, women writers remain central to Alice James' mission—and queer women are leading the charge on some of the most exciting innovations in contemporary American poetry. Three authors, whose work spans a broad range of styles, forms, and concerns, will read from their collections and ask: what is the future of queer feminist poetry?



Carey Salerno is the executive editor of Alice James Books. She is the editor, along with Anne Marie Macari, of the anthology Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books. Her first book, Shelter, was published by Alice James Books in 2009. You may find her poems in print and online.

Franny Choi is the author of two collections of poetry and several chapbooks. She has received fellowships from the University of Michigan and the Rhode island State Council on the Arts. She is a Kundiman fellow, editor at HYPHEN, member of the Dark Noise collective, and cohost of the podcast VS.

Tamiko Beyer is the author of We Come Elemental, and the chapbooks Dovetail, coauthored with Kimiko Hahn, and bough breaks. She is a Kundiman Fellow. A social justice communications writer and strategist, she spends her days writing truth to power.


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