TC Tolbert

TC Tolbert often identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, mover, and poet. And s/he’s a human in love with humans doing human things. S/he is Tucson’s poet laureate and author of Gephyromania (Ahsahta Press, 2014), four chapbooks, and co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013). Melissa was his name before s/he became TC.


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physicists say we change an object simply by turning our attention to it—really I am a grandson only when we are eating at Panera—one of us is lying always about her particular hu…

Jul 2, 2019 / Books & the Arts / TC Tolbert

Dear Melissa—

Dear Melissa— Dear Melissa—

On each body is carried the shape of its absence—the uncontrollable morning— a hammock over-turned by the wind—bird- shit—which implies beauty but is not beautiful in and of itself…

Apr 23, 2019 / Books & the Arts / TC Tolbert