kari edwards

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kari edwards
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Born (1954-12-02)December 2, 1954
Died December 2, 2006(2006-12-02) (aged 52)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Education Naropa Institute[1]
Known for Poetry, Sculpture, and Gender Activism
Partner(s) Frances Blau[1]

kari edwards (December 2, 1954 – December 2, 2006)[2] was a poet, artist and gender activist. Her name is written all lowercase. She won the New Langton Arts Bay Area Award in literature (2002)[1] and posthumously won a Lambda Literary Award.

She authored have been blue for charity (BlazeVox: 2006); obedience (Factory School: 2005); iduna (O Books: 2003); a day in the life of p (subpress collective: 2002); a diary of lies, Belladonna #27 (Belladonna Books: 2002); obLiqUE paRt(itON): colLABorationS (xPress(ed): 2002); and post/(pink) (Scarlet Press: 2000).

edwards' work has appeared in numerous publications, such as anthologies Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard, Painted leaf Press (2000), and Electric Spandex: anthology of writing the queer text (Pyriform Press: 2002). Her works have also been exhibited throughout the U.S.

A posthumous book of edwards' poetry, succubus in my pocket, published in 2015 by EOAGH won a 2016 Lambda Literary Award in the category of Transgender Poetry.[3]


She died of heart failure, aged 52, on December 2, 2006.


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  1. ^ a b c d "poet kari edwards". poets.org. The Academy of American Poets. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
  3. ^ @LambdaLiterary (2016-06-06). "Lammy for Trans poetry goes to succubus in my pocket by kari edwards #lammys" (Tweet) – via Twitter.