Ecopoetics frequently evokes the natural, and thus what society deems moral, appropriate, or pure. How can we as writers subvert centuries of thought that define marginalized identities as unnatural by considering these same ecological systems? In this generative workshop, we’ll read contemporary poets whose work explores both queer identity and environment. We’ll discuss and draft poems that queer ecopoetry in various ways: through the poet’s or speaker's own lens, through knowledge of queer ecological processes, through form and language. Our poems will navigate and celebrate our own truths, as well as the diverse environments we inhabit.
Drag queens queer gender & pageantry, embodying a performance of liberation on stage. A drag poetics considers the intersection of this artistry with both the written & spoken word. In this generative workshop, we will consider persona & form, the wig & reveal, as we embrace the deathtrap divas within us & craft our own sequined ditties.
Matty joins Esteban Rodriguez, Renee Christopher, Leanna Petronella, & Ayo Falomo on this panel to discuss the role of identity in excavating memory & negotiating place.
For writers of marginalized identities, environment can serve as both a site of and an escape from trauma. In what ways can we as writers honor the places that made us & liberate ourselves from the oppression & trauma that held us there? In this panel, we explore how queer worldmaking, magical realism, & environmental writing can excavate stories of place, paying close attention to the construction & suppression of identity in these practices.
Come enjoy a fabulous group of poets read their work at Tea List in Davis as part of the 2019 ASLE Conference Cultural Crawl.
Matty Layne Glasgow reads as part of a phenomenal lineup of poets celebrating the Fire & Rain anthology, environmental justice, & ecopoetics.
Come start your Houston Pride festivities with a book launch! Local drag queen CiCi Sashimi will host an evening of tamales, tequila, drag, & poetry in celebration of Matty Layne Glasgow’s Saltman Award-winning collection deciduous qween. Enjoy performances by CiCi Sashimi, Analicia Sotelo, Ayokunle Falomo, & Matty Layne Glasgow. Drinks & tamales will be served at 6p, Festivities begin at 6:30p followed by a signing & cake.
Join Amber Flora Thomas, Oliver Baez Bendorf, & Matty Layne Glasgow for readings of their work & discussion on the queering of ecopoetics. The event will take place in the Healing Center Conference Room.
Matty Layne Glasgow reads in the first Small Press Reading of the New Orleans Poetry Festival with Kristen E. Nelson, Wendy Barnes, & Jacq Greyja. The reading will be held in the Art Gallery at the Healing Center.
Join Katharine Coles, Matty Layne Glasgow, Jessy Randall, Kim Dower, & special guest Nicole Foos for a night of poetry & jewelry making. Matty looks forward to crafting a set of Kacey Musgraves-inspired dangly earrings for his return to the drag stage.
Come visit with Matty & snag a signed advanced copy of deciduous qween & a hug at the Red Hen Press booth (958).
Join Matty & a score of contributors from Grist, Nashville Review, Silver Needle Press, & Zone 3 Press & Journal to cap off your AWP19.
Join Francesca Bell, Maggie Smith, Dorianne Laux, Joshua Mensch, & Matty Layne Glasgow for a stellar lineup of poetry at Cider Riot.
The WITS Alliance hosts a happy hour and reading at Literary Arts. Readers will include current and former WITS writers: Michelle Ruiz Keil, Brian W. Parker, Alex Behr, Matty Layne Glasgow, Lisa O’Neill, Sierra Nelson, Carla Diaz, Matthew Burgess, Niki Herd, Paige Quiñones, and Monica Prince. Open to the public, and will include informational materials about WITS programs nationwide.
Join Matty & contributors from Poets Reading the News, Rise Up Review, & Writers Resist for an evening of poetry & political action at Rontoms.
Join award-winning poets Dolores Hayden, heidi andrea restrepo rhodes, & Matty Layne Glasgow for a night of poetry at the famed KGB Bar Red Room.
Brittany Ackerman will read from her memoir The Perpetual Motion Machine & Matty Layne Glasgow will share poems from his debut collection deciduous qween.