Troubling the Line:
Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics
edited byTC Tolbert (s/he)
and Trace Peterson (she/her)
Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, gathers together a diverse range of 55 poets with varying aesthetics and backgrounds. In addition to generous samples of poetry by each trans writer, the book also includes “poetics statements”―reflections by each poet that provide context for their work covering a range of issues from identification and embodiment to language and activism.
From TC; My pronouns go like this: “he/him/his” in conversation and I truly love being called “Hey Grrrl!” In writing, it’s “s/he” – that’s because language is one of many ways we get to be wildly, wonderfully alive.
ABOUT the Editors:
TC Tolbert identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, mover, and poet. And, s/he’s a human in love with humans doing human things. S/he is author of Gephyromania (Ahsahta Press 2014), five chapbooks, and co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013). TC was recently awarded an Academy of American Poets’ Laureate Fellowship for his work with trans*, non-binary, and queer folks as Tucson’s Poet Laureate. S/he will be Writer in Residence at Pratt Institute, 2019-2020. www.tctolbert.com
Dr Trace Peterson is a poet and literary scholar. The author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press, 2019), she also edits/publishes EOAGH, and is coeditor the anthology Troubling the Line. She has taught Trans and Nonbinary Poetry at Hunter College since 2015.