Queer Poetry Salon: Patrick Johnson, torrin greathouse, & Derrick Austin

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
Equality Arizona
United States


Queer Poetry Salon is a safe space for queer writers to share ideas & poetry while providing opportunities to mobilize for the community. This is a test lab for queer literature wherein we share new work & grow our queer community. This salon will feature readings from Patrick Johnson, torrin a. greathouse, & Derrick Austin. Details here!

torrin a. greathouse is a trans poet, cripple-punk, and MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. Her work is published in Ploughshares, New England Review, TriQuarterly, & The Kenyon Review. She is the author of Wound from the Mouth of a Wound (Milkweed Editions, 2020).

Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions) and Tenderness, forthcoming from BOA in fall 2021. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, The Nation, and Tin House. He’s currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Patrick Johnson earned his MFA in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis and completed his undergraduate in English Literature with a certificate in Material Culture Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His book of poems and short essays about the deep web, love, loneliness, and connection entitled GATEKEEPER was selected by Khaled Mattawa to win the 2019 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry and was published by Milkweed Editions in December. He is currently studying to become a physician assistant and lives in Madison.