Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán

East Lansing, MI

Author's Bio

Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán is the author of _Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking_, winner of the New American Press Chapbook Contest; and the editor of an international queer Indigenous issue of _Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought_. A Brooklyn College M.F.A., he is an American Studies Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University. A community organizer for over two decades, his award-winning poetry and nonfiction appear in over a hundred seventy publications in twenty nations in Africa, the Américas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Pacific. Places of publication include Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Canada, England, France, Hawai'i, Hong Kong, Ireland, Morocco, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, St. Croix, Sweden, and Wales. The author of a second poetry collection, _South Bronx Breathing Lessons_, he is completing _Yerbabuena/Mala yerba, All My Roots Need Rain: mixed-blood poetry & prose_ and _Heart of the Nation: Indigenous Womanisms, Queer People of Color, and Native Sovereignties_.

Publications and Prizes

A Different Path: An Anthology of the Radius of Arab American Writers
(Ridgeway Press, 2000)
, A Flame in the Heart: A Love/Hate Anthology
(Littoral Press, 2002)
, Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience
(Handtype Press, 2012)
, Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality
(Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011)
, Come Together: Imagine Peace
(Bottom Dog Press, 2008)
, Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving
(Haworth Press, 2004)
, Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry
(Lowbrow Press, 2013)
, Freedom's Just Another Word
(Outrider Press, 1998)
, Gay City: Volume One
(Gay City Health Project, 2008)
, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation
(Seal Press, 2010)
, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World
(Bisexual Resource Center, 2005)
, I Was Indian: An Anthology of Native Literature, Volume I
(Foothills Publishing, 2009)
, Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry
(University of Arkansas Press, 2008)
, Left-Hand Maps: San Francisco Bay Area Poets
(Small Garlic Press, 1998)
, Male Lust: Pleasure, Power, and Transformation
(Haworth Press, 2000)
, Off the Cuffs: Poetry by and about the Police
(Soft Skull Press, 2003)
, On the Road to Healing: An Anthology for Men Ending Sexism
(Dual Power Press, 2009)
, Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology
(Alyson Publications, 2000)
, This Neutral Air: Writers Examine 9/11 and Its Subterranean Aftershocks
(Phoebus Publications, 2003)
, This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys & Barbarians 2
(Windstorm Creative, 2004)
, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics
(Nightboat Books, 2013)
, XY Files: Poems on the Male Experience
(Sherman Asher Publishing, 1997)
A New Ulster, ABZ, antiTHESIS, Ashé, Assaracus, Baltimore Review, Bamboo Ridge, Bat City Review, BIM: Arts for the 21st Century, Blue Mesa Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Brand, Bravado, Brief, Burley, California Quarterly, Camas, Carapace, Carousel, Catalyst, Chiron Review, Chrysalis, Colere, Collective Fallout , Compass Rose, Compost, Coracle, Cream City Review, dotdotdash, Drumvoices Revue, Eleven Eleven, Envoi, Etchings, Evergreen Chronicles, Existere, Faultline, Feile-Festa, filling Station, Floating Bridge Review, Folio, Freshwater, Fuselit, Gallimaufry, Gertrude, Going Down Swinging, Gulf Coast, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Hawai'i Review, HeartLodge, Idiom 23, In the Grove, In/Words, Inscape, iota, Island, kimiwan, Kurungabaa, Landfall, LUNA, LUNGFULL!, maganda, Many Mountains Moving, Markings, merge, Mizna, Moonshot Magazine, Mosaic, Mythium, NANO Fiction, Natural Bridge, New Contrast, NōD Magazine, Off the Coast, Off The Rocks, On the Bus, Other Poetry, Otoliths, Ottawa Arts Review, Pacific Coast Journal, PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art, Pank, Paper Monster Press, Permafrost, Platte Valley Review, Poetry New Zealand, Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Polluto, Poui, Rabbit, Raven Chronicles, Read This, Red Wheelbarrow, Regime, Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review, Revival, RFD, River City, ROPES, RUNES, Sable, Sketch, Stone Canoe, The Caribbean Writer, Coe Review, The Delinquent, Florida Review, Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Meadow, The Nashwaak Review, The Red Clay Review, The Shop, Tidal Basin Review, Tiger's Eye, Tipton Poetry Journal, Trespass, Two Thirds North, Under the Sun, Upstairs at Duroc, Weave Magazine, Weyfarers, Windmills, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought, you are here: the journal of creative geography, Yuan Yang: A Journal of Hong Kong & International Writing, Zaum, Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture
Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking
(New American Press, 2014)
Prizes Won: 
1) New American Press Chapbook Contest Winner. 2) _Bamboo Ridge_ Editors' Choice Award in Poetry. 3) Michigan State University Dean's Recruitment Fellowship, Excellence in Diversity Award, Graduate Student Research Enhancement Award, Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching Fellowship, Somers Excellence in Teaching Award, and Dissertation Completion Fellowship. 4) Emerging Writer Scholarship from the Lambda Literary Foundation. 5) Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. 6) Macondo Writers' Workshop Scholarship from the Macondo Foundation. 7) Radius of Arab American Writers, Inc. Scholarship for residency at Soul Mountain. 8) Educational Foundation of America Fellowship for residency at Vermont Studio Center. 9) Additional residencies awarded by Wildacres, Escape to Create, Caldera Arts Center, The Paden Institute and Retreat for Writers of Color, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Prairie Center of the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Yaddo, and James Merrill House. 10) In Our Own Write Poetry Contest of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. 11) Nominated four times each for a Pushcart Prize and _Best New Poets_. 12) Contributor to _Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation_, an anthology which won a Publishing Triangle Award and Lambda Literary Award. 13) Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Mohawk Trail by Beth Brant (Degonwadonti)
Food & Spirits by Beth Brant (Degonwadonti)
Writing as Witness by Beth Brant (Degonwadonti)
I'll Sing 'til the Day I Die: Conversations with Tyendinaga Elders by Beth Brant (Degonwadonti)

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
G/L/B/T, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Lenapehoking, NY
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last updated: Sep 13, 2018