Chelsea Grimmer

C. R. Grimmer

C. R. Grimmer (she/her/they/them) is a poet, scholar, and lecturer at the UW in Seattle with an MFA, MA, and PhC. They also the host The Poetry Vlog, a social justice YouTube channel and podcast, with its third season sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. The Poetry Vlog is dedicated to building queer and anti-racist coalitions by showcasing poetry and music video readings and analysis, as well as hosting conversations with guest poets, scholars, and students. C.’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of journals, from Fence and Drunken Boat to The Portland Review. Scholarship on contemporary queer and race theory can be found in journals such as The Comparatist. The Harlan Hahn Disability Endowment partially funded the completion of their manuscript, The Lyme Letters, which has been a finalist with several presses such as Alice James Books.

Artist Support Program 2019: Audio support for the Poetry Vlog, a YouTube channel and podcast designed to build social justice coalitions through poetry and pop culture discussion.

Sound Clips
  • C.R. Grimmer - O (Ezekiel's Wife)
    C. R. Grimmer - Boylesque
Recent Posts
Announcing Summit Sound, a public audio gallery at the Seattle Convention Center

December 19, 2023

Jack Straw is thrilled to announce Summit Sound, an audio gallery at the new Seattle Convention Center Summit Building on Pine St. Summit Sound was envisioned by the SCC Art Program as “an outdoor space where residents and visitors can immerse themselves in one of our region’s revered creative disciplines–sound.” As the new home to […]

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Wooden bench and platform adjacent to a glass and metal building in the background. Speakers mounted on black columns over the bench.

Categories: Art and Heritage Partnerships, Artist Support Program, Writers Program, Youth Education Programs

Support Jack Straw Artists on Bandcamp Friday!

August 7, 2020

The music-retailing website Bandcamp is waiving their fees to artists on the first Friday of every month. Here are some of the many Jack Straw artist projects you can buy, with the artists getting the full purchase price! Fox Hunt: Blue Waves C.R. Grimmer: O-(ezekiel’s wife) Mako: Portal Nic Masangkay: Dark at Dusk: The Final […]

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SassyBlack - Ancient Mahogany Gold

Categories: Artist Support Program

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