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Nominate QWOC Media Wire's Top 20 LGBT People of Color POETS

Nominate your favorite queer women, trans people, and gender non-conforming poets of color for our Q-Trends list in celebration of National Poetry Month. The only condition? They need to have a website/online web presence we can link to.

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Morgan Robyn Collado

She is a pansexual, Pagan, kinky, able-bodied, neuro-atypical trans woman of color. Her job, as she sees it, is to blaze a trail with poetry and art for a space for trans feminine people of color.

J Mase III

J Mase III is a Black/Trans/Queer/Rowdy-as-Hell Poet with a capital [P] based in Philly. As a performer and teaching poet J Mase III has rocked venues all across the country from San Diego to Boston at colleges and radio stations to group homes and youth centers. An organ donor, J Mase III is the author of...

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

As Audre Lorde says "the wind is our teacher." I walk through the world as a Black Feminist priestess, breathing and bringing inspiration, as crucial to my chosen communities as the one-room school teacher, supported by a diverse and loving community of learers and collaborators in transformation...

Staceyann Chin

Staceyann Chin. 19,227 likes · 2,898 talking about this. Jamaican-Born, Brooklyn-Living, Woman-Loving, Writer/Poet, Political Activist and Performance Artist. Author of The Memoir: The Other Side Of Paradise

D'Loco Kid

D’Lo is a queer Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian and music producer.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarashina

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarashina writer * performer * cultural worker "All of the LGBTIQ community should lift our ears to receive Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Her vision stands to rearrange the ways we approach community, creating art, and loving.

Lenelle Moïse poet playwright performance artist

"Lenelle Moïse's work is part love song, part battle cry. A Haitian-American powerhouse, she defies the limits of genre: poet, playwright, performer, essayist, artist and activist."

Maya Chinchilla

Maya is a Central American/Guatemalan poet performer, video artist, and scholar. This two-spirit...

Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene

Etaghene is an Ijaw and Urhobo Nigerian dyke performance activist, poet, dancer, essayist, playwright and actress who was born with a mouth full of dynamite and sugarcane.

Aurora Levins Morales

Medicine stories for an ailing world.

Red Summer

Red Summer is a performance artist, activist, motivational speaker and published writer. Her work has taken her all over the country, where she has been able to speak on a variety of issues covering gender equality, race, sexual identity, relationships, religion, social history and education.

YaliniDream: Poetry, Dance, Theater, Storytelling, Art, Music, Film. Brooklyn NY

YaliniDream is a Sri Lankan Tamil Interdisciplinary Performance Artist who integrates Poetry, Dance, Storytelling, Theater, Aerial Arts, and Music. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Bushra Rehman

"Bushra is a little bundle of magic. Her poetry transports you from the dreary world into a colorful, surreal, emotional, and heartfelt place - she makes you wish you were home, and home is wherever she is."




I want to wade in words, lose myself in a cadence of consonants so sweet vowels will jealously dress themselves as similies just to compete…

Theresa Davis

Educator/Activist/Poet/Artist/Pirate Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion 2011

micha cárdenas

Micha Cárdenas is an artist/theorist who works at the intersections of bodies, technology, movement and politics. They are a PhD student in Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) at University of Southern California and a member of Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0.

tatiana de la tierra

Born in Villavicencio, Colombia and raised in Miami, Florida, tatiana de la tierra is a bicultural writer whose work focuses on identity, sexuality, and South American memory and reality. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Library Science from University at Buffalo.


Trying to right words in the write place; to make change. Come chill again sometime.. :)

Kim Crosby

A daughter of the diaspora, Arawak, West African, Indian and Dutch, hailing from Trinidad and living currently in Toronto. I'm an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, activist, consultant, facilitator and educator.

Poet On Watch

Bio: Poet On Watch (P.O.W.), our modern day literary griot/ fearless ritualistic poet/soulful shaman strategically moves us to that sacred place of bearing witness to the power of sexual/racial/political difference as she invokes the authority of her individualization.