a reading and conversation with
Tim Trace Peterson, J/J Hastain and Monica Peck
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Tim Trace Peterson is the author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press) and Violet Speech (2nd Avenue Poetry), and is Editor / Publisher of EOAGH (http://eoagh.com). Peterson is also co-editor with TC Tolbert of the forthcoming anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books / EOAGH) and co-editor with Gregory Laynor of the forthcoming Gil Ott: Collected Writings (Chax Press). From 2009-2012, Peterson curated the TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice talks series on queer writing and the manifesto at CUNY Graduate Center.
j/j hastain is currently in the process of curating an Anthology of Queer Nudes (Knives Spoons and Forks Press) and has helped curate (and participated in) two major Trans anthologies. j/j is an Elective Affinities participant, a member of Dusie kollektiv and is a regular contributor to Sous Les Paves. j/j currently writes creative reviews for Big Other, Lit Pub, PANK, Horseless Press and Emprise Review. j/j’s books have been finalists in the Kelsey Street, Grey Book Press, Grace Notes Books, Switchback, Omnidawn, The Collagist, DIAGRAM and Ahsahta book and essay competitions. j/j’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Publishers Triangle. j/j’s manuscript extant shamanisms won the Pavement Saw poetry award. j/j’s manuscript dear secondary umbilical, won second place in the Mad Hatter’s Wild and Wyrd Poetry Contest. In 2011 j/j’s book we in my Trans was nominated for the Stonewall Book Award and j/j’s book prurient anarchic omnibus was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. j/j has been a guest lecturer at Naropa University and University of Colorado. j/j is an artist and activist of the audible.
Monica / Nico Peck’s chapbook The Pyrrhaiad, a “Queer Iliad” set in San Francisco, was published this year by Trafficker Press. Peck’s blog queercity.org explores abject lost/found queer archives. Peck lives in San Francisco & teaches at San Jose State. More: mjpeck.wordpress.com