Date of Award
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - BA
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Tammy Birk, Ph.D.
First Committee Member
Terry Hermsen, Ph.D
Second Committee Member
Jeremy Llorence, MFA
Poetry, LGBT+, Slam Poetry, Transgender, Memoir, Creative Writing
Higher Education | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Poetry
(Trans)form will explore the importance of spoken word poetry in and for the queer and transgender community. Especially underscoring the significance of public voice in a culture that often wants to conceal or minimize the lived lives of LGTBQIAP+ people. (Trans)form will be a collection of self-authored spoken word poems that are influenced by—and in dialogue with—powerful transgender spoken word authors. The project will open with an essay on the importance of spoken word poetry and voice.
Strobel, Kaileigh/Wesley, "(TRANS)FORM: SPOKEN WORD AS QUEER AND TRANSGENDER TESTIMONY" (2021). Undergraduate Distinction Papers. 95.