Zack Lesmeister is a poet, performer, playwright, and filmmaker from St. Louis, Missouri. They are an Associate Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. Zack’s writing has been supported by Lambda Literary and OMAI First Wave. Their writing is published or forthcoming in The Missouri Review, Foglifter, The Offing, The Margins, Nimrod International, and elsewhere. Zack has written and performed for venues including The Lincoln Center, Washington University in St. Louis, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Maui Arts Cultural Center, Brave New Voices, The Theatre Communications Group National Conference, and elsewhere. Their debut film was published by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. For more: zacklesmeister.com
Project Description: Zack will be working on their debut poetry collection exploring the complicated natures of negotiation, kink, sex, and its borders. The collection of poems seeks to explore these histories honestly, writing through confusion, blurred lines, pain, pleasure, and joy.