Eli Clare is a white, disabled, genderqueer activist-survivor-poet who seeks to nourish survival and dreaming with shivers of beauty, images of liberation, and negotiations with history. Clare builds narratives that center disability, queerness/transness, the natural world, and social justice and his distinct style of weaving together fiction and non-fiction in poems, essays, and books, has laid the groundwork for a fluidity in form that echoes the fluidity and complexity found within disability communities. Clare is the recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Clare has written two books of creative nonfiction— Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure; and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation; in addition to the poetry collection, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion. Clare lectures and performs his poetry, creating tangible connections of disability justice with students and publics across the country. 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.