Pamela Sneed

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Pamela Sneed is an American poet, performance artist,[1][2] actress, activist, and teacher. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery (Henry Holt, 1998) and KONG And Other Works (Vintage Entity Press, 2009).

She has held readings and performances at Center Stage at The Studio Museum, P.S. 122, Creative Time @ The Brooklyn Anchorage, Exit Art, Lincoln Center Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, The ICA London, The CCA in Glasgow, Scotland, The Green Room in Manchester, England, Literatur Werkstat in Berlin.

An out lesbian,[3] she teaches voice, performance and autobiographical writing at Long Island University.


  1. ^ Donovan, Carrie (24 October 1993). "Chaos Theory". The New York Times. p. 184. Retrieved 23 May 2011. Pamela Sneed, a performance poet, tops a man's leather bomber jacket, hip-tied sweater, pants and work boots with an overgrown newsboy cap. ( 
  2. ^ Rubin, Don; Solorzano, Carlo (2000-11-02). World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: The Americas. Taylor & Francis. pp. 435–. ISBN 978-0-415-22745-2. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Poet Pamela Sneed imagines freedom". Lesbian News, June 1998.