bio: Assotto Saint
Photo by Robert Giard copyright Estate of Robert Giard, New York, NY, 1987. A key figure in LGBTQ+, African American and Haitian art and literary culture of the 1980s and early 1990s, Assotto Saint was a trailblazer who heavily contributed to increasing the visibility of contemporary Black queerness in literature and theater.
bio: Kay Gabriel
Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. With Andrea Abi-Karam, she co-edited We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Nightboat, 2020). She’s the author of Kissing Other People or the House of Fame (Rosa Press, 2021) and A Queen in Bucks County (Nightboat Books, 2022).
bio: Andrea Abi-Karam
Andrea Abi-Karam is a trans, arab-american punk poet-performer cyborg. They are the author of EXTRATRANSMISSION (Kelsey Street Press, 2019) and with Kay Gabriel, they co-edited We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2020). Their second book, Villainy (Nightboat Books, Sept 2021) reimagines militant collectivity in the wake of the Ghost […]
bio: Gillian Osborne
Gillian Osborne is a writer, educator, and aspirational gardener living in California. She is the co-editor of a collection of critical essays on modern and contemporary ecopoetics, and teaches for the Harvard Extension School and the Bard College Language & Thinking Program.
eteam is a two people collaboration who uses video, performance and writing to articulate encounters at the edges of diverging cultural, technical and aesthetical universes. Tripping over earthly planes they trigger transactions between its occupants and establish wireless connections. Their narratives have screened internationally in video- and film festivals, they lectured in universities, presented in […]
bio: Amy Berkowitz
Amy Berkowitz is the author of Tender Points. Other writing has appeared in publications including Bitch, McSweeney’s, and Wolfman New Life Quarterly. She’s the host of the Amy’s Kitchen Organics reading series, the coordinator of the Alley Cat Books writing residency, and the founder of Mondo Bummer, an experimental small press. She lives in a rent-controlled apartment in San […]
bio: emji spero
Emji Saint Spero is a queer performance artist and writer living in Oakland. They are a Co-founder and Creative Director at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. Their work occupies a hybrid space between poetry and prose, weaving together somatic ritual, performance, and collaborative experimentation. They work closely with other writers and […]
bio: Jai Arun Ravine
Jai Arun Ravine is a writer, dancer and graphic designer. As a mixed race, mixed gender and mixed genre artist, their work arises from the simultaneity of text and body and takes the form of video, performance, comics and handmade books. Jai’s first full-length book, AND THEN ENTWINE: LESSON PLANS, POEMS, KNOTS, re-imagines immigration history […]
bio: Susan Stryker
Susan O’Neal Stryker is an American professor, author, filmmaker, and theorist whose work focuses on gender and human sexuality. She is associate professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, former director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, and founder of the Transgender Studies Initiative at the University of Arizona.
bio: Zach Ozma
Zach Ozma is a poet, potter, and social practice artist. Embodiment theory, archival research, and neo-classically gay imagery inform his practice. Employing mimesis, pedagogy, humor, surprise, and reward, he works in a variety of materials including ceramics, found objects, performance, writing, and works on paper. He is the author of BLACK DOG DRINKING FROM AN […]
bio: Ellis Martin
Ellis Martin works with digital derivatives in the interstice of art and archive. Martin holds a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from Mills College. He has generated large-scale digitization projects at Mills College Art Museum, John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives, and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Historical Society. At GLBTHS he was the […]
bio: Lou Sullivan
Louis Graydon Sullivan (b. Milwaukee, 1951; d. San Francisco, 1991) was a writer, activist, typesetter, trans historian, and queer revolutionary. Sullivan began early explorations of masculinity, which he called “playing boys,” while growing up in 1960s suburban Wisconsin; his Catholic family was surprisingly accepting. He first sought out other queer people just after high school […]