blake nemec

Chicago, IL 60660

Author's Bio

blake nemec is a writer, teacher, and sound/media artist based in Chicago whose work extends the extraordinary musicality of everyday conversations by unprotected workers, pansexuals, and gender variant people. His work has been featured in journals, anthologies, festivals or conferences such as &NOW, NOPF, JUPITER 88, Red Rover Reading Series, the Rio Grande Review, Captive Genders, or the San Francisco Queer Arts Performance Festival. He received an MFA in bilingual (Spanish and English) poetry/fiction from the University of Texas at El Paso and is a Lambda Literary Fellow. He has long worked as a sound recordist in queer independent movies, the latest being the documentary FREE CeCE! Collaboration is a potent force his work gushes from, most recently audible in the sound performance project, Moly B Denim.

Publications and Prizes

Sharing Plastic
(Operating System, 2018)
Best Gay Erotica 2006
(Cleis Press, 2006)
, Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
(AK Press, 2011)
, From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond
(Manic D Press, 2004)
, That’s Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation
(Soft Skull Press, 2008)
, Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry
(Seal Press, 2008)
Every Writer, Rio Grande Review

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Caucasian, European American, Feminist, G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Minneapolis, MN
Raised in: 
Menomonie, WI
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Last updated: Oct 24, 2018