The BFA Writer-in-Residence is a distinguished visiting writer who visits classes, meets with students, and participates in the life of the department each year. Past Writers-in-Residence have included Michelle Tea, Layli Long Soldier, Kurt Anderson, Jenny Offil, Hilton Als, Francine Prose, Mary Gaitskill, and Jen Hofer.

TC Tolbert

TC TolbertTC Tolbert identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, mover, and poet. And, s/he’s a human in love with humans doing human things. S/he is author of Gephyromania (Ahsahta Press 2014), four chapbooks, and co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books 2013). TC was recently awarded an Academy of American Poets’ Laureate Fellowship for his work with trans, non-binary, and queer folks as Tucson’s Poet Laureate.