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We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Trans Cultural Production series)

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trans Cultural Production series poster, with dates and info about events, over background graphic of book spines displaying relevant titles in trans studies.



Organized by Jo Giardini in collaboration with Siân Evans and Joseph Plaster

Co-sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute 

The Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center’s Spring 2024 speaker series highlights cultural production by trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming artists, writers, historians, poets, and musicians. Drawing on Special Collections materials and supporting collections development, it explores the aesthetic possibilities of artworks and literature, and their relationship to questions of community formation, selfhood, becoming, and the dialectic of history and futurity. Conversations with visiting artists and scholars will include discussions of institutional development, curation, and access, and will aim to engage wide audiences.

We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics

Speakers: Andrea Abi-Karam, Kay Gabriel

Date and time: April 9, 7pm

Location: Red Emma’s, 3128 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218

About this event: ​​Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel will discuss the work of assembling their anthology of radical trans poetics, and the relationship between the trans poetry they gather and material histories of trans activism, organizing, and emancipation. They will discuss their anthology’s relationship to other efforts to document trans perspectives–like oral history projects–and each read from their own recent volumes of poetry.


Red Emma’s
3128 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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