It is crucial for the trans community to access shared stories of joy. Building on previous work with TWANG’s anthology and creative workshop series, Brody Parrish Craig & Maximiliano Oliver Calabotta will work within Arkansas’ TGNC community to create a zine publication responding to the prompt “Trans Joy IS”. Through generative events, publication, and artist showcases, we will further Twang’s mission to collaborate and create a TGNC+ arts collective.
Originally from Louisiana, Brody Parrish Craig is a southern writer who upheaves expectations to open spaces for connection, unlearning & change. They are the author of Boyish, winner of the 2019 Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest and editor of TWANG, a collection of transgender, nonbinary & gender nonconforming creators of the south/midwest.Their poems appear in journals such as Gigantic Sequins, Hobart, Typo, Muzzle Magazine, and New South Journal, amongst others. They also write creative nonfiction and have published work in just femme and dandy. Their full-length poetry collection, The Patient Is An Unreliable Historian, is forthcoming from Omnidawn Publishing in 2024.