Revision as Trans* Praxis

Room 2503AB, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, February 8, 2024
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


The panel affirms revision as transformative practice. Writing across gender and genre, we will examine literary and human transition—the revision of form, language, narrative, and understanding. The panel will discuss the promise of reflective practice, away from perfection and legibility toward integrity and liberation. Topics will include conception, discernment, integration, and audience. Framing revision as iterative rather than linear, we consider what's at stake in revision: truth.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Revision_as_Trans_Praxis.pdf



Crystal Odelle is a queer trans writer, chapbooks editor at Newfound, and author of the novel Goodnight. Their stories have appeared in Split Lip Magazine, Gulf Coast, bedfellows, beestung, and elsewhere. Crystal was a Tin House scholar, Lambda Literary fellow, and nominated for Best of the Net.

Nico Amador’s poetry has been featured in Poetry Unbound, Bettering American Poetry, Poem-a-Day, PANK, Pleiades, The Cortland Review, Hypertext Review, The Visible Poetry Project, and elsewhere. His chapbook Flower Wars was selected as the winner of the Anzaldúa Poetry Prize.

K. Angel has been published by the Tin House Open Bar, PANK, and the New Flash Fiction Review. Their projects across genres are curious about consent, chosen community, and metamorphosis interruptus. They live in Austin and London, where they occasionally perform as the singing drag king TrucK.

Safa Khatib is a poet and translator living in St. Louis. Her work has appeared in The White Review, Words Without Borders, The Baffler, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her first book, Silhouette, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury.

Maurice Tracy is a transfemme writer and social worker in St. Louis, Missouri. They received their doctorate degree in American Studies in 2017 from Saint Louis University. Their work has been featured on Formal Invitation, The Tenth, and Huffington Post.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center