S230. I Sing the Body Queer and Crip

Room 207A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

 

Due to ableism, homophobia, and transphobia, the voices of LGBTQIA and disabled poets have rarely been heard. The panel I Sing the Body Queer and Crip will focus on the intersectionality of disability and queer poetics. Each panelist will read their poetry for five to seven minutes; then talk from five to seven minutes about their work. The remainder of the panel will be Q&A with the audience.


Participants

Moderator:

Kathi Wolfe is the author of The Uppity Blind Girl Poems, winner of the 2014 Stonewall prize. She is a contributor to QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology and Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability.

Meg Day is the 2015–2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level. Day is assistant professor of English and creative writing at Franklin & Marshall College.

Lydia X. Z. Brown is a queer east asian autistic activist, writer, and speaker whose work has focused on violence against multiply marginalized disabled people, especially institutionalization, incarceration, and policing. They are editor of the first anthology by autistic people of color.

Raymond Luczak is the author and editor of eighteen books encompassing poetry, fiction, memoir, and drama, including Mute and QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology. He is the editor of Callisto: A Queer Fiction Journal.

Donna Minkowitz is the author of the memoirs Growing Up Golem and Ferocious Romance: What My Encounters with the Right Taught Me About Sex, God, and Fury. She is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award and a GLAAD Media Award, is food critic at Gay City News, and teaches at the NY Writers Workshop.

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