I’m Jesse Rice-Evans. I’m a queer Southerner, rhetorician, and black tourmaline enthusiast with a summa cum laude Master’s in Language & Literacy from the City College of New York.
In fall 2017, I’ll be starting my first year at the CUNY Graduate Center pursuing a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, digital dis-composed narratives, rhetoric activism for queer & disabled communities, and theories of embodiment in writing.
I am currently the nonfiction and poetry editor of Identity Theory and the author of Soft Switch, a chapbook released by Damaged Goods Press in December 2016. I teach First-Year Composition, Queer Literature, and Writing for Engineers at the City College of New York, my alma mater, and at the Cooper Union Center for Writing.
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.
Check out a digital chapbook I’m developing here.
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!