Dead [Women] Poets Society Blog

Trans Day of Visibility 2020



'Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught' - Leslie Feinberg

It's International Transgender Day of Visibility today, and to celebrate we've put together this list of interesting and important trans women and non-binary poets from the last century.


We're also delighted to be able to share this specially commissioned essay by poet Rachel Mann, on the surprising gender transgressions of the Victorian poets.


To all of our trans and non-binary followers, guest poets, wandering spirits... we're wishing you the happiest and most hopeful of spring days.


Love from,

The D[W]PS Team


1. Kari Edwards (1954-2006)





'the day shifts, we talk to each other the way we talk to each other, the luster fades, our bodies fill with sap, there is a shift, joy reappears ...'


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