Poet and author Saeed Jones to deliver Sunday keynote at MBLGTACC 2020
November 8, 2019
MBLGTACC 2020 is thrilled to announce that Saeed Jones will deliver a keynote at the conference this upcoming February. Jones is a published poet and author, and his collection Prelude to Bruise was named a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His memoir, How We Fight For Our Lives, was released last month.
Saeed Jones is an essential author as well as a powerful voice in the world of literary activism, and his writing often takes on questions of identity. Formerly a major contributor at Buzzfeed, he shaped his platform into a tool for social awareness with his no-holds-barred personality. His poems engage themes of intimacy, race and power, and often incorporate elements of mythology. In a 2014 interview for PEN America, Jones stated, “I’m obsessed with manhood as a brutal and artful performance. My mind always finds its way back to the crossroad where sex, race, and power collide. Journeys, transformation as well as dashed attempts to transform, fascinate me as well.”
Jones will take the stage at MBLGTACC on Sunday, February 16.
The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC), a program of the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, is America's largest and oldest continuously-running conference for queer and trans+ college students.