Oliver Baez Bendorf

Michigan, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Oliver Baez Bendorf's poems have appeared in Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day, American Poetry Review, BOMB, Poetry, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and elsewhere.

Website: oliverbaezbendorf.com

Twitter Username: @queerpoetics


  • Advantages of Being Evergreen , CSU Poetry Center (September 10, 2019)
  • The Spectral Wilderness , Kent State University Press (January 2015)


  • CSU Poetry Center Open Book Poetry Competition(2018)
  • CantoMundo Poetry Fellowship(2018)
  • Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing(2017)
  • Vermont Studio Center Fellowship(2016)
  • Stan & Tom Wick Poetry Prize(2013)


  • Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - Poetry at Kalamazoo College (August 2018 - )
  • Halls Emerging Artist Fellow in Poetry at University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing (August 2017 - June 2018)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Iowa (May 2009)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from University of Wisconsin-Madison (May 2013)
  • Master of Arts in Library/Information Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison (May 2015)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry