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Exploring the Intersections of Disability and Identity with torrin a. greathouse

We invite you to join us in celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility by welcoming critically acclaimed poet, torrin a. greathouse, for a virtual reading from her debut full-length collection, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound, on Wednesday, March 31st from 4:00-5:00 pm EST. The poetry reading will be followed by a Q&A that will explore the intersections of identity and disability. Registration is required. Live captioning will be provided, and other accommodations are available upon request. For more information about disability-related accommodations, please contact Sara Conrad at This event was made possible through the generous support of the Commission for Disability, Commission for LGBT, the Pride Center, and Student Disability Services.

About the presenter:
torrin a. greathouse is a transgender, cripple-punk, MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. Her work is published in POETRY, New England Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, and Best New Poets 2020. Recently, they received the $25,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for Creative Writing. They have received fellowships from the Effing Foundation, Zoeglossia, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She was a special mention for the 2020 Pushcart Prize, and is the youngest ever winner of the Poetry Foundation's J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize. They are the author of two chapbooks, Therǝ is a Case That I Ɐm (Damaged Goods Press, 2017) and boy/girl/ghost (TAR Chapbook Series, 2018), and her debut collection Wound from the Mouth of a Wound, winner of the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, was released from Milkweed Editions in December 2020.

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Wednesday, March 31 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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