queerpoetics

Oliver sports glasses and facial hair, wearing a brown flannel shirt

Oliver Baez Bendorf works with language to imagine new possibilities for gender and nature. He is the author of two collections of poems, Advantages of Being Evergreen (CSU Poetry Center, 2019) and The Spectral Wilderness (Kent State U., 2015). He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant (2021) and the Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award (2020) from The Publishing Triangle. He has been a Fellow at Vermont Studio Center and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, where he held the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship (2017-2018). He is a CantoMundo fellow. His writing has appeared in recent or forthcoming issues of American Poetry Review, BOMB, Orion, Transgender Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, he is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

2021 Events
Poetics of Climate Change
2019 Events
Thursday Night Dogfish Feature
Marthe Reed's ARK HIVE
Supernatural Language: Queering Ecopoetics