brooklyn holds an MFA from Goddard College. she is founder & managing editor of new words {press} – a trans* & gender non-conforming small press. Brooklyn has served as Editor in Chief for The Pitkin Review, and in the olden days, when submissions had to be mailed, she worked for River Styx as an Associate Editor. brooklyn’s chapbook, we cast shadows & other true stories, is available through Bottlecap Press. other work can be found in Yellow Arrow Journal, samfiftyfour, Impossible Archetype, Pitkin Review, Big Muddy, and elsewhere. currently living in NYC with her lovely wife, brooklyn is enjoying her escape from two red states.


Publications Forthcoming:


Yellow Arrow Journal



Broken Lens


March 19th 4-6pm PST
$26 Dollars

trans* & gender-expansive writers only 

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“scarecrow the philosopher”. the engine(idling. Issue 2. Spring 2024

prayer to trans women“. Yellow Arrow Journal. Kindling Vol VIII no i. Spring 2023
“beneath the house”. samfiftyfour. Issue VII. Spring 2023″the concierge“. Impossible Archetype. Issue 11, 2022.
immutable“. inbetween. Issue 1. 2022.
storm“. inbetween. Issue 1. 2022.
In the primordial“. inbetween. Issue 1, 2022.
“her”. The Pitkin Review. Fall 2021 Issue.
“defiant”. The Pitkin Review. Fall 2021 Issue.
“Pemaquid Point”. The Pitkin Review. Fall 2021 Issue.
“Piracy”. Big Muddy. Volume 5, Issue 1.
“Goodbyes”. Lucidity. Spring 1999 Issue.
“America”. The Promethean 


“Each step forwards to become the person we are makes it harder to go backwards, to return to the shadowy, private world of closed doors and shuttered windows. The experience, the awakening of one’s true self, after being so long suppressed, can never be adequately explained with language.”

Lili Elbe, painter, from “Lili: A Portrait of the First Sex Change’ere!” 


All Genres

The Tactile: Reconnect to Writing

In this workshop we explore physical writing and how tactile elements can help us not only reconnect with our writing, but also ourselves. We also think about three dimensional story telling– how layers can help manifest complex thoughts and emotions. We do not use digital writing in any part of this class.

Poetry & Hybrid

Poetic Purpose: Rejecting the Cishet

In this workshop, the goal is to consider how a dominant white, male, cishet literary tradition influences every area of writing. We’ll work to challenge the binary and cishet, male norms. In addition to reading a cross-section of queer and female poets, we’ll participate in writing exercises and question our own work.


Online Marketing for Poets: 101

One of the most common comments I hear from writers is how overwhelming it is to try and market themselves online. How to setup a website, where to market. I have a 20 years of digital marketing experience (I’m that old), so I’m gonna help. In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics: an overview of possible marketing channels, developing a basic website strategy, and ways to plan for content, as well as some very basic SEO tips.


online marketing for writers

Want a Custom Workshop?

I’d love to discuss ideas you have for a custom workshop geared toward your audience and/or specific needs.

“I try to challenge the cishet criteria of “valuable” writing…”

Creating visibility and identification for trans communities is the foundation of my work, reaching beyond transition and coming out narratives. Focusing on common experiences such as trauma, heritage, and mental health, I hope to also transform cishet transphobia. Recently, my work explores the liminal existence of trans people outside the internal landscape of gender, instead grappling with how it manifests in all aspects of trans life. No matter the topic, however, I try to challenge the cishet criteria of “valuable” writing through form, syntax, diction, and process, questioning how those norms are rooted in western, patriarchal values.