K. Tyler Christensen Reads April 28


K. Tyler Christensen

The final event in Contemporary LGBT Literature, following Jordy Rosenberg’s visit on April 22 (details here), is GW English’s own K. Tyler Christensen!  Join students in the class on April 28 at 7 PM for an evening with Tyler.  This is the final in a series of four “live” public events featuring authors students are reading this semester.  Please register for this free event using EventBrite here and you will receive Zoom links both the day before and the day of the event.

K. Tyler Christensen is a PhD Candidate in American Literature & Culture in the English Department. Currently, he is an instructor of Literature, American Studies, and Sexuality Studies in the Critical Race, Gender, & Culture Studies Collaborative (CRGC) at American University (AU). From Stonewall to Pose, the expanse of his doctoral work is concerned with literature that emerges from the HIV/AIDS crisis and is tentatively titled: In Order to Survive: AIDS Literature, Alternative Genealogies & Queer Intimacies. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from American University where he was a merit fellow and was also an editorial staff member of Folio. He is the author of the chapbook, THAT BOY FROM IDAHO, which was chosen for publication as part of Ghost City Press’s Summer Series 2020. Poet Amy Lawless (Broadax) raves, “K. Tyler Christensen is an unabashed archivist of queer heartbreak who iterates and reiterates the phenomenology of a life through anaphora and these single-take, deeply imagistic scenes.” In addition to completing his dissertation, Tyler is working on a memoir: A History of the Problem, which tells the story of his experience in conversion therapy.

You can find him on Twitter: @k_tylerc or at his website: ktylerc.com

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