R251. Ensuring/Enduring Presence: Transgender People of Color—Artists, Editors, and Publishers
Thursday, February 9, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, winner of AWP's WC&C Scholarship, is a visual artist. He is author of two poetry collections, Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking and South Bronx Breathing Lessons. He is a widely published nonfiction writer and editor of Yellow Medicine Review's international queer Indigenous issue.
Ryka Aoki is the author of the performance, prose, and poetry collection, Seasonal Velocities, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist; the novel, He Mele a Hilo: A Hilo Song; and the poetry book, Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul. She is a professor at Santa Monica College and Antioch University.
Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko is author of the published trilogy, Waafrika 123 and two dozen other plays, including S/He, Homeless in the AfterLife, and Sheroe. A Djerassi Resident, Point Scholar, and Yellow Medicine Review contributor, he is winner of A&U's Christopher Hewitt Award for Creative Nonfiction.
A.J. Alana Ka'imi Bryce is a musician and multimedia artist. As creative director of Trans-Genre, a transgender artists showcase, and publisher of Trans-Genre Press, he has produced CDs, and published queer/trans people of color–centered books by Ryka Aoki, Kit Yan, Helen Klonaris, and Amir Rabiyah.
Max Wolf Valerio is author of the Lambda-finalist The Testosterone Files; the performance, Exile: Vision Quest at the Edge of Identity; the poetry book, The Criminal: The Invisibility of Parallel Forces; and work in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.