Trace Peterson and Max Wolf Valerio

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00 pm
Photos of Trace Peterson and Max Wolf Valerio
Trace Peterson and Max Wolf Valerio read from their poetry. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
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Trace Peterson

Trace Peterson is a trans woman poet critic. The author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press) and forthcoming books of poetry, she also edits and publishes EOAGH, which has won two Lambda Literary Awards including the first Lammy in Trans Poetry. She is co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books) and Arrive on Wave: Collected Poems of Gil Ott (Chax Press). Her recent work appears in The Best American Experimental Writing 2016 (Wesleyan University Press), From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice (ON Contemporary Practice), Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology (Dia Art Foundation/Yale University Press) and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly as well as on the Academy of American Poets website (

Max Wolf Valerio

Max Wolf Valerio is an iconoclastic poet and writer. His chapbook Animal Magnetism (e.g. press) appeared in 1984. Recent poetry includes: “Exile: Vision Quest at the Edge of Identity,” a long poem set to ambient music and excerpted in Yellow Medicine Review and made possible by a Native American Arts and Cultural Traditions Grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission; a collaboration with photographer Dana Smith, Mission Mile Trilogy +1; and poems in the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013). His memoir, The Testosterone Files (Seal Press, 2006), was a Lambda finalist for 2006. A book of poems, The Criminal: The Invisibility of Parallel Forces, will be out in fall 2018 from EOAGH Books.