F268. This Assignment is so Gay: Managing Your Queerness in Your Classroom

Aspen Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Friday, February 28, 2014
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


This panel brings together a diverse bunch of self-identified LGBTIQ teachers to discuss how that identity operates within pedagogical spaces. When is it appropriate to come out to students or administrators? Is this facet of one's identity helpful or hurtful in applying for teaching positions or in mentoring students? How does it dialogue with a teacher's own writing practices or other aspects of a teacher's public persona? The panelists will turn a queer eye to their professional success.



Megan Volpert is the author of four books on communication and popular culture, most notably about Andy Warhol. She has been teaching high school English in Atlanta for the better part of a decade.

Meg Day is a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry. A 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award winner, she has also received fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, and Squaw Valley Writers. She is currently a PhD fellow in Poetry & Disability Poetics at the University of Utah.

Ed Madden is an associate professor of English and director of Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of two books of poetry and a study of modernism. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2007 and The Book of Irish American Poetry.

Daniel Nathan Terry is the author of two books of poetry: Waxwings and Capturing the Dead. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in numerous publications, including Cimarron Review, New South, and Poet Lore. He serves on the advisory board of One Pause Poetry and teaches English at UNCW.

Arielle Greenberg is co-author of Home/Birth: A Poemic; author of My Kafka Century and Given; and co-editor of three anthologies, including Gurlesque. She lives in Maine and teaches in the University of Tampa MFA and out of her home, and writes a column on poetics for the American Poetry Review.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center