What if there were no gender?
Ian-Khara Ellasante is a Black, queer, trans-nonbinary poet and cultural studies scholar. Presented with the 49th New Millennium Award for Poetry, Ian-Khara’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, The Feminist Wire, The Volta, Hinchas de Poesía, Nat. Brut, and elsewhere. With abiding affection for their hometown of Memphis, Ian-Khara has also loved living and writing in Tucson, Brooklyn, and most recently, in southern Maine, where they are an assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies at Bates College.