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.
- My cerebral palsy isn’t a problem to be cured, says writer Eli Clare (CBC Radio interview)
- The Complexities of Cure Culture: An Interview with Eli Clare on Cure, Diagnosis, and a Crip Writing Practice (interview with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha for Bitch Media)
- Brilliant Imperfection: A Conversation Between Eli Clare and Travis Chi Wing Lau, (conversation in The Deaf Poets Society)
- Review by Alison Kafer of Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure (in Catalyst Journal)
Vermont, United States