TC Tolbert

TC Tolbert often identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, mover, and poet but really s/he’s just a human in love with humans doing human things. The author of Gephyromania (Ahsahta Press, 2014; re-released by Nightboat Books in 2022) and three chapbooks, one chaplet, and one micro-chap, TC is also co-editor (along with Trace Peterson) of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013). S/he is a certified Wilderness EMT and spends his summers leading wilderness trips for Outward Bound. They were recently awarded an Academy of American Poets’ Laureate Fellowship for my work with trans, non-binary, and queer folks as Tucson’s Poet Laureate (2017-2020). If you’d like to learn more about TC’s writing, teaching, and/or collaborations, please visit

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