Essays, Intergenre, Poetry, Anthology
Paperback. Nightboat Books (2013).
FINALIST: The 2014 Lambda Award in LGBT Anthology
The first-ever collection of poetry by trans and genderqueer writers.
The first of its kind, 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.
Poets in Troubling the Line: Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Aimee Herman, Amir Rabiyah, Ari Banias, Ariel Goldberg, Bo Luengsuraswat, CAConrad, Ching-In Chen, Cole Krawitz, D’Lo, David Wolach, Dawn Lundy Martin, Drew Krewer, Duriel E. Harris, EC Crandall, Eileen Myles, Eli Clare, Ely Shipley, Emerson Whitney, Eric Karin, Fabian Romero, Gr Keer, HR Hegnauer, J. Rice, j/j hastain, Jaime Shearn Coan, Jake Pam Dick, Jen (Jay) Besemer, Jenny Johnson, John Wieners, Joy Ladin, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, kari edwards, Kit Yan, Laura Neuman, Lilith Latini, Lizz Bronson, Lori Selke, Max Wolf Valerio, Meg Day, Micha Cárdenas, Monica / Nico Peck, Natro, Oliver Bendorf, Reba Overkill, Samuel Ace, Stacey Waite, Stephen Burt, TC Tolbert, Tim Trace Peterson, Trish Salah, TT Jax, Y. Madrone, Yosmay del Mazo & Zoe Tuck.
About the Editors
TC Tolbert is a genderqueer, feminist poet and teacher committed to social justice. S/he believes in working across communities – building bridges wherever possible. Tolbert earned his MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona in 2005 and currently teaches Composition at The University of Arizona and Pima Community College. Awarded the Arizona Commission on the Arts Individual Artist Award in 2012 and a residency at Byrdcliffe, s/he has two chapbooks, spirare (Belladonna, 2012) and territories of folding (Kore Press, 2011). Tolbert’s first full length collection, Gephyromania, was a finalist for the Sawtooth Poetry Prize in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. Tolbert lives in Tucson.
Trace Peterson is the author of Since I Moved In (2007) and Violet Speech (2011), and is Editor / Publisher of EOAGH. Peterson is also co-editor with TC Tolbert of the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics and co-editor with Gregory Laynor of the forthcoming Gil Ott: Collected Writings (forthcoming). From 2009-2012, Peterson curated the TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice talks series on queer writing and the manifesto at CUNY Graduate Center.