blake nemec

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

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


Sharing Plastic (Operating System, 2018)
Rio Grande Review

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
White, European American, Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Minneapolis, MN
Raised in: 
Menomonie, WI
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Last update: Oct 24, 2018