TC Tolbert

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TC Tolbert


United States

Birth - Death




Genderqueer, feminist poet and teacher committed to social justice. First transgender poet laureate of a U.S. city when he was appointed poet laureate for the city of Tucson, Arizona. Teaches Composition at The University of Arizona and Pima Community College. Assistant Director of Casa Libre en la Solana. Member of Movement Salon, a compositional improvisation group in Tucson, and is the Interview Curator for Trickhouse, an online multi-genre publication. Awarded the Arizona Commission on the Arts Individual Artist Award in 2012 and a residency at Byrdcliffe, and won the Arizona Statewide Poetry Competition (2010). Author of his first full-length collection, 'Gephyromania' (2014). Edited (with Trace Peterson) the transgender and genderqueer poetry anthology 'Troubling the Line' (2013).

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