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Education

  • MA, Department of English, State University of New York, College at Brockport, 2011
  • BS, Departments of English and Women’s Studies, State University of New York, College at Brockport, 2007
  • AA, Department of Humanities, Finger Lakes Community College, 2001

Contact Info

Email: mbacker@brockport.edu

Areas of Interest

  • LGBT History/Culture
  • Queer Performance
  • Spoken Word Poetry

Courses Taught

  • College Composition & Rhetoric
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
  • Spoken Word Poetry
  • Radical Social Movements
  • Global Perspectives on Women and Gender
  • Queer Culture in America

Selected Publications

  • “I Used to Crawl,” The Finger. Ed. Jake Hillis. Finger Lakes Community College, 2014. 5.
  • “Airport Security Body Scan,” Provocateur: A Literary Magazine. Ed. Jillian Butler. University of
  • Massachusetts, Boston, 2013. 37.
  • “Agamogenesis, Part II,” Hearts Beating. Ed. Sarah Martens and Lizzie Rappaport. The Honouring
  • Women Zine Project, 2013. 16.
  • “The Internet Has Since Rendered My Childhood Useless” and “Summer of Dead Boys,” Plentitude
  • Magazine. Ed. Andrea Routley. Canada Council for the Arts, 2013. 18-19.
  • “To Moustaches,” Off the Rocks, Volume 16. Ed. Allison Fradkin. New Town Writers Chicago, 2012. 27-29.

Selected Performances

  • Queer Eclipse, The Steady, Toronto, ON, 2014
  • Fredonia Poetry Festival, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, 2014
  • Honoring the Muse, Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY, 2013
  • Poetry & Pie Night, The Pink Door, Rochester, NY, 2012
  • Riot Launch! An Evening of Queer Writers, Rhizome, Vancouver, BC, 2012
  • Deep Fried Poetry Series, The Yards, Rochester, NY, 2012
  • LAMBDA Emerging LGBT Writers, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA, 2012

Writing Fellowships

  • The Pink Door Women’s Writing Retreat, Rochester New York, 2013-2014
  • LAMBDA Emerging LGBT Writers Fellowship, Los Angeles, California, 2012
  • Juniper Summer Writing Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011

Last Updated 2/20/18

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