Connor Nielsen was born in Warren, Ohio on an early morning in June 1994, which makes him a Cancer. He doesn’t know if that is important, but he likes to think it is. He received a B.A. in English at Arizona State University, and his poetry has appeared in Write on, Downtown, and Gingerbread House. He currently lives in San Marcos, Texas, and is a second-year student in the Master of Fine Arts – Poetry program at Texas State University. After completing the three-year program he hopes to teach and to be published many, many more times.
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Ambiguity and Anxiety: In Which a Queer Poet Reflects on Queer Poetry
BY Connor Nielsen
Why is [otherness] so hard to portray joy without fear, without anxiety? How can we write about it without it becoming defiant, resistant, or political? There are times when I don’t think we can. Or, at least, I don’t think I can. But that’s more my own personal tragedy, really.