Queering Poetry Through Transformation – Spring 2023

Transformation and queerness go hand in hand. Anne Sexton’s Transformations queers the fairy tale. torrin a. greenhouse writes about self-transformation in her poetry. Jos Charles’ feeld takes readers on a transformative experience through language itself. We’ll examine poems that use transformation in a variety of ways. Then we’ll write our own poems of transformation and see what magic we can create.

Avery Guess is a queer writer whose work focuses on disability and survivorship. Her poetry book The Truth Is was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2019. 

This class is offered in partnership with the Lexington Pride Center and Read With Pride. 

This class is suitable for all levels.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.


Start Date
Wednesday, May 17th
May 17th - May 17th
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Avery Guess


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