Michael M. Weinstein is a poet, scholar, and teacher. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Boston Review, Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan's Helen Zell Writers' Program, he is currently working on a book about the social and romantic lives of transgender Americans. https://michaelmweinstein.com/ Twitter: @transpoetics Instagram: @intractably
"An Act" is originally published on Queer Poem-a-Day at the Deerfield Public Library Podcast on June 20, 2021.
Michael M. Weinstein's poem, "Anniversary," won an Academy of American Poets prize last year (https://poets.org/2020-anniversary-for-m), and his nonfiction essay, "The Blue Cane," is forthcoming in the Iowa Review.
Text of today’s poem and more details about our program can be found at: deerfieldlibrary.org/queerpoemaday/
Queer Poem-a-Day is directed by poet and teacher Lisa Hiton and Dylan Zavagno, Adult Services Coordinator at the Deerfield Public Library. Music for our series is from Excursions Op. 20, Movement 1, by Samuel Barber, performed by pianist Daniel Baer. Queer Poem-a-Day is supported by a generous donation from the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library. Queer Poem-a-Day is a program from the Adult Services Department at the Library and may include adult language.