Jack Giaour USA


Year of Residency: 2019


  • Chapman University – Orange, CA
    MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry Thesis)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Amherst, MA
    BA in English, Minor in French and Francophone Studies


  • Quest Writers Conference, Quest University, Squamish, BC
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival, Southern Utah University, Cedar Rapids, UT

Artist statement

As a queer, trans* man, I am often silenced in daily life. Poetry is a way for me to reclaim my voice, and to speak beyond the limits of speech, both for myself and for others like me who have been silenced as well.
I am currently working to develop an experimental queer poetics, which examines the intersection between sexuality and cultural identity, and questions where in that intersection is there space for queer and trans* sexualities.