I’m Jesse Rice-Evans. I’m a queer Southerner and Andromeda galaxy poet, writing teacher, and black tourmaline enthusiast. I’ve curated and directed several literary reading series in North Carolina and am now based in Brooklyn, NY.
I am currently the nonfiction editor of Identity Theory and the author of Soft Switch, a chapbook released by Damaged Goods Press in December 2016. I am enrolled in the Language & Literacy M.A. program at the City College of New York, where I also teach First-Year Composition and Writing for Engineers. I’m a digital humanities activist, and I regularly include rhetorics of digital writing (memes, gifs, wikis) in my writing courses, and in my work in the Center for Writing at The Cooper Union.
In 2012, I earned a Magna Cum Laude B.A. in Literature, Creative Writing, and Africana studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where I taught a creative writing workshop on multi-genre narratives and worked as a consultant & coordinator in the Writing Center. I also hosted several writing groups, including Redaction and Red Writers—a feminist space for conversation and prose poetry.
Read my newer writing here:
Read my older poetry here:
Yes Poetry (2017)
Public Pool (2016)
Moonsick Magazine (2016)
Blood Lotus Journal (2012)
The Rain, Party, and Disaster Society (October & November 2015)
Reality Hands (2016)
White Stag (2016)
My micro-chapbook Rotting Kind is forthcoming from Ghost City Press in summer 2017.
Currently, I’m researching queer and disability rhetorics in digital contexts from the frameworks of rhetorical genre studies, crip theory, and embodiment poetics. I am writing multigenre autobiographical, lyrical, and theoretical pieces that will accumulate into a disabled femme manifesta titled The Uninhabitable, currently an in-progress manuscript.
I have an Etsy shop!