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Transfeminism in Literature: Reading and Discussion

September 27, 2012 @ 11:00 pm - September 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Suggested donation: $5

What is transfeminism? Howdoes it redefine genre and gender poetics? Join Belladonna* as we host Transfeminism in Literature, a reading and discussion investigating transfeminist theory in contemporary literature, featuring poets Trish Salah, Tim Trace Peterson and critics Nicholas Birns and TL Cowan. Discussion will be moderated by poet Joy Ladin.

This event was fundedin part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.This event is made possible through Poets House’s Literary Partner Program.

SalahTrish Salah is a lecturer at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her research addresses the contemporary emergence of transgender literatures and the cultural politics of transnational anti-trafficking movements. Her writing has appeared in a wide range of journals and anthologies, most recently Selling Sex, Contested Imaginaries, Cordite Poetry Review, No More Potlucks and Feminist Studies. Her first book of poetry, Wanting in Arabic, was published by TSAR in 2002, and her new book, Lyric Sexology, is forthcoming.

PetersonTim Trace Peterson is the author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press) and Violet Speech (2nd Avenue Poetry), and the editor/publisher of EOAGH. Peterson is co-editing, with TC Tolbert, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books / EOAGH) and co-editing with Gregory Laynor the forthcoming Collected Writings of Gil Ott (Chax Press). From 2009-2012, Peterson curated the


September 27, 2012 @ 11:00 pm
September 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am