Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of the Lambda Award-winning poetry book, Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1. She is a member of the editorial boards of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly and Topia, and the co-editor of a special issue of TSQ, on Trans Cultural Production. At the University of Winnipeg she organized Writing Trans Genres (www.writingtransgenres.com). She is currently assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University. You can find her on twitter @anasemia.
How can I begin to talk about exceptional writing by trans women authors when, to a certain degree, any trans woman’s published work is exceptional inasmuch as it has somehow made its way into existence?