Eli Clare, sporting a buzz cut and wearing a dark shirt, stands at a microphone, reading. His arms are outstretched. Behind him are projected words from the CART captions. To the right is a quote from Alice Sheppard that reads, "Eli Clare makes new worlds out of raw truths and transcendent beauty, inviting us to imagine."
"Reading at Mic," 4/15/19. Eli Clare, sporting a buzz cut and wearing a dark shirt, stands at a microphone, reading. His arms are outstretched. Behind him are projected words from the CART captions. To the right is a quote from Alice Sheppard that reads, "Eli Clare makes new worlds out of raw truths and transcendent beauty, inviting us to imagine." Photo by Mengwen Cao.

Eli Clare

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.

Art form
Spoken Word
Writing

Community
Disabled
Mad
Survivor
LGBTQ2SIA+
Queer
Feminist

Location
Vermont, United States