C. R. Grimmer

C. R. Grimmer, who also goes by Chelsea Grimmer and uses she/her and they/them pronouns interchangeably, is a poet, scholar, and lecturer at The University of Washington Seattle and Bothell campuses. Recently, they completed their Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies and were supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities' Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Public Humanities Fellowship. They currently are a Lecturer and Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy in the UW Department of English. C. R. created and hosts The Poetry Vlog, has poems in journals such as Poetry Magazine, FENCE Magazine, and [PANK], and has published articles in journals such as The Comparatist. Their chapbook, O–(ezekiel's wife), is available from GASHER Journal and Press in collaboration with novelist and visual artist, Colleen Burner (for the print edition), and Digital Sound Artist Judy Twedt (for the audio edition). Their first full-length collection, The Lyme Letters, is forthcoming Fall 2020 from Texas Tech University Press as the Walt McDonald First Book Award Winner.

 

Their current scholarly book project, Poetry as Public Scholarship: Activist Poetics in the Time of Social Media, combines research analysis and practitioner discourses through text, audio, and video to examine the relationships between racial capitalism, popularized poetry, digital humanities' social engagement, and public scholarship methods.

 

 

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BOOKS

FORTHCOMING FALL 2020:

THE LYME LETTERS

 

(WINNER OF THE WALT MCDONALD FIRST BOOK AWARD AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PRESS)

CONTACT

For TPV queries, please email crgrimmer@tpv.com. For speaking engagements, review queries, or anything else, click the icon below.

"We write for and from an 'and' in the hopes

                                                                                      to better describe actually existing and 

                 potential         queer worlds that thrive                                                                                                                                           with, through, and because of the negative."

– Lisa Duggan & Jose Esteban Muñoz, "Hope and Hopelessness"

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C. R. Grimmer, Ph.D, M.A., M.F.A.

The University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98144

©2018 by C. R. Grimmer.