Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. CAConrad's ECODEVIANCE contains twenty-three new (Soma)tic writing exercises and rituals, plus their resulting poems. These exercises, unorthodox steps in the writing process, work to break the reader and writer out of the quotidian and into a more politically and physically aware present. In performing these rituals, CAConrad looks through a sharper lens and confirms the necessity of poetry and politics.
2015 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Gay Poetry
CAConrad is the author of WHILE STANDING IN LINE FOR DEATH (Wave Books, 2017), ECODEVIANCE (Wave Books, 2014), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: NEW (SOMA)TICS (Wave Books, 2012), THE BOOK OF FRANK (Wave Books, 2010/Chax Press, 2009), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (SOMA)TIC MIDGE (Faux Press, 2008), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED (Factory School, 2010). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics. ECODEVIANCE was the winner of the 2015 Believer Magazine Book Award. Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA