Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022

- EDT
Resilience & Identity— Quintin Collins & Jendi Reiter
Quintin Collins
Quintin Collins
Claim Tickets for Stolen People
Jendi Reiter
Jendi Reiter
Made Man

In Claim Tickets for Stolen People, Quintin Collins embraces a range of poetic forms and registers to show the resilience of Blackness in a colonized world. The tension between mortality and vitality is ever-present, whether Collins is charting his daughter’s emergence into being, cataloging the toll of white violence, or detailing the exuberance of community, family, and Chicago and Boston life. 

Jendi Reiter's Made Man explores female-to-male transition and gay masculine identity through the voices of unusual objects and fictional characters with some aspect that is constructed, technological, or hybrid. These startling life studies open up onto a broader consideration of humanity's relationship with technology and the shadow side of male dominance of nature.