Trina Porte likes to blend life’s harsh truths and sublime surprises into verbal and visual form. Her writing has been published in Edgewise, Evergreen Chronicles, Dust & Fire, RATH, Photography Quarterly, I Love You Greene, Zephyrs, Perfect 8, Chronogram, Rain and Thunder, and the anthologies A Slant of Light, Nickel Empire, lifeblood, gatherings, and Just Like A Girl. She loves reading at Cornelia Street Café, BAAD, Brecht Forum, Makor, Floating Library, and Bluestockings in New York, Intermedia Arts, Patrick’s Cabaret, Blue Moon, Vulva Riot, and Dyke Night in Minneapolis, and The Haunted Bookshop in Iowa City. Favorite public library readings include New Lebanon, Stephentown, and Woodstock NY, and Minneapolis MN. Her artwork has taken many forms and resides in many places, including The Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Bet Gabriel Arts Center, the New York Projection Project, Brecht Forum, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, and Grand Marais Arts Center. Her work is archived in collections at Booklyn, Poets House, and the Minnesota Historical Society. In being a lesbian feminist activist, she is privileged and proud to have known Andrea Dworkin, and to work toward ending racism, anti-semitism, and violence against women while building compassionate community. She lives in Minneapolis, and makes a fine genoise.