Student Jacq Greyja's Poetry Complicates Categorizations

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

DAILY CALIFORNIAN -- Jacq Greyja identifies as a “queer nonbinary Jewish/Latinx poet.” Greyja grew up in California and completed their Bachelor of Arts in English at University of California, Berkeley. They are pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University as the 2017 – 2018 recipient of the University’s William Dickey Fellowship in Poetry.

Greyja’s poetry complicates categorizations, forcing the reader to evaluate preconceived notions of subjects ranging from gender to definitions of “progress.” Their latest chapbook, Greater Grave, explores capitalism and the temporary nature of the individual, both as itself and in relation to others.

“The Imperial Global Rainbow” -Empire, xiii:

“out of here and now amorphic i am either unwillingly or foolishly cavorting to a love song : The Finding, The Reclaimed, The Refusal none of which i hear altho the bodies have been said to glitter, the gender mothers strummed the finale into several chronicles.”

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