Trace Peterson

Poet

Author's Bio

Trace Peterson is a trans woman poet critic. Author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press, 2007), she is also founding editor and publisher of EOAGH, which has won two Lambda Literary Awards, including the first given in transgender poetry. She is coeditor of the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013) and coeditor of Arrive on Wave: Collected Poems of Gil Ott (Chax Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology (Dia Art Foundation/Yale University Press, 2017), From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice (ON Contemporary Practice, 2017), Best American Experimental Writing 2016 (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. Peterson has taught the course Transgender Cultural Production at Yale University and the writing workshop Learning From Trans Poets at the Poetry Project in New York City. She currently teaches in the Naropa Summer Writing Program and at Hunter College, where, since 2015, she has taught the innovative course Trans and Nonbinary Poetry.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Best American Experimental Writing 2016 (Wesleyan University Press, 2017)
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Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology (Yale University Press, 2017)
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Devouring the Green (Jaded Ibis Press, 2015)
Books:
Since I Moved In (2nd Edition, with an Introduction by Joy Ladin) (Chax Press, 2019)
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Arrive on Wave: Collected Poems of Gil Ott (Chax Press, 2016)
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Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013)
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Since I Moved In (Chax Press, 2007)
Chapbooks:
Transfeminism & Literature, Vol 2: with work from T.L. Cowan, Joy Ladin, Trace Peterson (Belladonna Books, 2012)
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Violet Speech (2nd Avenue Poetry, 2011)
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Trinkets Mashed into a Blender (Faux Press, 2005)
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CUMULUS (Portable Press at yo-yo labs, 2003)
Journals:
Anthology of New England Writers
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Aufgabe
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Cue: A Journal of Prose Poetry
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Five Fingers Review
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Marsh Hawk Review
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PEN America
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Spiral Orb
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The Texas Review
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Transgender Tapestry
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Vanitas
Prizes won: 

The 2007 Gil Ott Award (selected by Charles Alexander, Eli Goldblatt, Nathaniel Mackey, and Myung Mi Kim) The 2002 Robert Penn Warren Award (selected by John Ashbery) for the Anthology of New England Writers

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, LGBTQ
Fluent in: 
English
Raised in: 
CT
Connecticut
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Last update: Mar 11, 2019