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Trans Poets Bloom: A Launch Party For Vetch Poetry

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Trans Poets Bloom: A Launch Party For Vetch Poetry
October 17, 2015 8:00 PM
October 17, 2015 10:00 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
212 620 7310 ext. 300
September 4, 2015
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Vetch is a new journal of trans poetry and poetics–one of the first venues that will publish only poems by trans poets. Come out to the first issue launch party to celebrate with us! There will be readings by editors and contributors, as well as an atmosphere of giddy joy.

Reception will begin at 8 PM, readings at 8:30.

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.



Kay Gabriel finished her BA at Columbia University in 2013 and won a Euretta J. Kellett fellowship for postgraduate study at Cambridge, which she used to spend a year writing dykily about Sappho. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Princeton University classics department. Her poetry has appeared in Industrial Lunch.



Stephen Ira’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, Spot Literary Magazine, the St. Sebastian Review, and Specter Magazine, among others.  In 2013, he was selected as one of Lambda Literary’s summer fellows in poetry.  In 2014, he was featured as a guest star in La Mama’s SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2014.


Liam O’Brien grew up on a small island outside Seattle. In 2012, he graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where he received the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Poetry and the Nancy Lynn Schwartz Prize for Fiction. His work can be found in print in Unsaid Magazine, and online at The Offending Adam, Blackbird VCU, Buffalo Almanack, and Industrial Lunch. He is currently pursuing his MFA at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.


Grey Vild’s work has appeared in THEM, Elderly, and Hue. He has a chapbook forthcoming from EOAGH and is the happy recipient of the Queer Art Mentorship Fellowship 2014 with Stacy Szymaszek.


Rebecca Bedell is an English major in her junior year at Princeton University, hoping to complete a creative writing certificate in poetry.  She fantasizes about further bastardizing the Whitman-Ginsberg poetic lineage to a stark and confessional trans poetics, and hasn’t been able to write about anything other than being trans for a while.  Her work was published in a few teen collections which aren’t very relevant since they used her old name.