Punctum Books Author Conversation

Gerber/Hart is so excited to be hosting an author conversation with three authors from Punctum Books on Wednesday, November 1st, at 6:30 PM! Join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming and hear from KJ Cerankowski, Noa Micaela Fields, and Riley Yaxley. 

The author conversation will be held at Gerber/Hart (6500 N Clark Street) at 6:30 PM. Copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase from Punctum Books and a signing will follow the conversation.

KJ Cerankowski is the author of Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming, published by punctum books.

His poetry and prose have also appeared in DIAGRAM, Pleiades, Sinister Wisdom, and PRISM International, among others.

He is currently a fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago where he is working on a book of trans ghost stories told through object encounters in the archives.

Noa Micaela Fields is an echodeviant* in search of transversal wildness in her one and only captionless life. She is the author of E, forthcoming from Nightboat Books, and the chapbook With (Ghost City Press).

You can find more of her poems and art writing in Tripwire, Anomaly, Poem of the Day, Zoeglossia, Elderly, Tyger Quarterly, Emergency Index, and Sixty Inches From Center.

She curates public programs at the Poetry Foundation and has received fellowships from Zoeglossia, 3Arts, and Disability Lead. She lives in the midwest, home of house and techno.

*trans poet with hearing aids

Riley Yaxley is a shameless navel gazer. A notorious backtracker. An essayist who believes in saying what you mean and then deciding you mean something else entirely.

Her work has appeared in Catapult, Sixty Inches from Center, Chicago Gallery News, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s journal of arts administration & policy. She is currently an editor for Sixty Inches from Center.

The middle child of seven, Riley was born and raised in a Detroit suburb and currently lives in Chicago on the stolen land of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa peoples. She earned her BA and MA in Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse from DePaul University.