Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthologies:
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press, 2010)
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Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving (Haworth Press, 2004)
Journals:
BIM: Arts for the 21st Century
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Collective Fallout
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dotdotdash
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maganda
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Platte Valley Review
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Polluto
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The Red Clay Review
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Under the Sun
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you are here: the journal of creative geography

Poetry

Anthologies:
Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry (Lowbrow Press, 2013)
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Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013)
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Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience (Handtype Press, 2012)
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Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011)
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I Was Indian: An Anthology of Native Literature, Volume I (Foothills Publishing, 2009)
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On the Road to Healing: An Anthology for Men Ending Sexism (Dual Power Press, 2009)
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Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008)
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Gay City: Volume One (Gay City Health Project, 2008)
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Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2008)
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Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World (Bisexual Resource Center, 2005)
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This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys & Barbarians 2 (Windstorm Creative, 2004)
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Off the Cuffs: Poetry by and about the Police (Soft Skull Press, 2003)
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This Neutral Air: Writers Examine 9/11 and Its Subterranean Aftershocks (Phoebus Publications, 2003)
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A Flame in the Heart: A Love/Hate Anthology (Littoral Press, 2002)
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A Different Path: An Anthology of the Radius of Arab American Writers (Ridgeway Press, 2000)
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Male Lust: Pleasure, Power, and Transformation (Haworth Press, 2000)
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Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology (Alyson Publications, 2000)
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Freedom's Just Another Word (Outrider Press, 1998)
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Left-Hand Maps: San Francisco Bay Area Poets (Small Garlic Press, 1998)
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XY Files: Poems on the Male Experience (Sherman Asher Publishing, 1997)
Chapbook:
Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking (New American Press, 2014)
Journals:
A New Ulster
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ABZ
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antiTHESIS
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Ashé
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Bamboo Ridge
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Bat City Review
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Brand
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Bravado
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Brief
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Burley
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California Quarterly
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Camas
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Carapace
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Carousel
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Catalyst
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Chrysalis
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Colere
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Compass Rose
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Compost
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Coracle
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Drumvoices Revue
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Envoi
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Etchings
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Evergreen Chronicles
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Existere
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Faultline
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filling Station
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Floating Bridge Review
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Freshwater
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Fuselit
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Gallimaufry
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Going Down Swinging
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Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal
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HeartLodge
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Idiom 23
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In the Grove
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In/Words
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iota
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Island
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kimiwan
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Kurungabaa
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Landfall
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LUNA
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LUNGFULL!
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Many Mountains Moving
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Markings
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merge
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Moonshot Magazine
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Mythium
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New Contrast
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Off The Rocks
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On the Bus
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Other Poetry
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Otoliths
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Ottawa Arts Review
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Pacific Coast Journal
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Pank
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Paper Monster Press
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Poetry New Zealand
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Poetry Review
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Poetry Salzburg Review
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Poui
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Rabbit
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Read This
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Regime
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Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review
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Revival
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RFD
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River City
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ROPES
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RUNES
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Sable
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Sketch
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The Caribbean Writer
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The Delinquent
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The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide
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The Nashwaak Review
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The Shop
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Tiger's Eye
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Trespass
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Upstairs at Duroc
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Weave Magazine
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Weyfarers
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Windmills
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Yuan Yang: A Journal of Hong Kong & International Writing
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Zaum
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Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture
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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bronx
Raised in: 
Lenapehoking, NY
New York
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Last update: Sep 13, 2018