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C. R. Grimmer (she/they) is a Ph.D. Candidate and Instructor of Record in English Literature and Cultural Studies here at the University of Washington on both Seattle and Bothell campuses. They hold an an M.F.A. in Poetry and M.A. in Literature from Portland State University, as well as a B.A. in English from Oakland University. Their current research examines poetry and popular, activist, multi-modal arts coalitions from the 1960's to the present. By bridging fields of contemporary poetry, finance capital, queer of color theory, crip studies, and posthumanist ecocritical studies, they seek out unexpected queer, crip, and anti-racist world building rooted in critical historicization and cross-media, cross-publics poetics.
To implement a community, praxis-based research and pedagogy method, they also host The Poetry Vlog (TPV). TPV, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and supported by the Jack Straw Cultural Center, is a teaching-based YouTube channel and podcast that, through dialogues with community stakeholders, builds coalitions rooted in pop culture, poetry, and related arts analysis. See thepoetryvlog.com for links to audio-visual materials, contact information, and the monthly newsletter.
They are or have been an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, Harlan Hahn Disability Studies Fellow, and Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy Fellow, with poems appearing or forthcoming in a variety of journals, such as POETRY, FENCE, Drunken Boat, and The Deaf Poets Society. Their current poetry manuscript, The Lyme Letters, has been a finalist in several publishing competitions, such as Alice James Books and Pleiades Press, and is under review for publication. Their scholarship can found in journals such as The Comparatist. For a full list of publications and links to current work, visit crgrimmer.com/news-updates.
Published names include: C. R. Grimmer, Chelsea R. Grimmer, Chelsea R. G. Kachman