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Jay Besemer

Author's Bio

Hybrid artist Jay Besemer is the author of several poetry books and chapbooks, including Aster to Daylily and A New Territory Sought. As Jen Besemer he was the author of Telephone, Object with Man’s Face, Quiet Vertical Movements, Ten Word Problems, and What Is Born. Jay’s recombinant poetry projects are featured in issue 25 of TENDE RLOIN and anthologized in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. They can also be found in Monsters & Dust, Aufgabe, Drunken Boat, BlazeVOX, e-ratio, Sentence and other delicious publications. His video poems have been screened at events like Chicago’s “Absinthe & Zygote” experimental reading series, and “@Salon 2014” in Bloomington, Illinois. Jay also curates the occasional poetry event, writes feature essays and reviews, and teaches art and poetry workshops in and beyond Chicago.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Telephone (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013)
Chapbooks:
Quiet Vertical Movements (Beard of Bees, 2012), What Is Born (Lilliput Review Press, 2000)
Anthologies:
Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013)
Journals:
Artifice, Aufgabe, Blaze VOX, Columbia Poetry Review, Drunken Boat, Eratio Poetry Journal, Jellyroll, Lilliput Review, Otoliths, Pank, The Bitter Oleander

Jay Besemer Resume

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Listing last updated: May 12, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
NY
Raised in:
NY

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