j/j hastain lives in Colorado, USA with xir beloved. j/j is the author of numerous cross-genre works such as: prurient anarchic omnibus (Spuyten Duyvil), long past the presence of common (Say it with Stones), a womb-shaped wormhole (BlazeVox), treoOA (with Eileen Tabios, Marsh Hawk Press), vigorous (Eight Ball Press), verges and vivisections (Knives Spoons and Forks), a mini-memoir Female Versions of Christ (Zimzalla), approximating diapason (with T Thilleman, Spuyten Duyvil), cultivating cadences to invert the given creed (Spuyten Duyvil), SOS: a Queer Translation (Spuyten Duyvil) as well as many chapbooks artist’s books (not listed above). j/j’s writing has appeared in numerous journals including Trickhouse, Vlak, Unlikely Stories, The Offending Adam, Yew, Dear Sir, Eccolinguistics, Aufgabe, Queerocracy, Plath Profiles, EOAGH, Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Dzanc, PANK and j/j has appeared as the featured author in Tenderloin Magazine and Educe Journal (for hybrid artwork). j/j is currently in the process of curating an Anthology of Queer Nudes (Knives Spoons and Forks Press) and has participated in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (curated by Tim Trace Peterson and TC Tolbert/published by Nightboat)). j/j is an Elective Affinities participant and a member of Dusie kollektiv. j/j’s books have been finalists in the Kelsey Street, Grey Book Press, Grace Notes Books, Switchback, Omnidawn, The Collagist, DIAGRAM and Ahsahta book and essay competitions. j/j’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Publishers Triangle. j/j’s manuscript extant shamanisms won the Pavement Saw poetry award. j/j’s manuscript Dear secondary umbilical, won second place in the Mad Hatter’s Wild and Wyrd Poetry Contest. In 2011 j/j’s book we in my Trans was nominated for the Stonewall Book Award and j/j’s book prurient anarchic omnibus was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.
As a pomosexual, post-binary-genderqueer, educator, musician gender shaman and writer j/j’s current interests involve projects regarding the intersection of quantum mechanics and queer theory, spirituality, philosophy, poetics and body realities/realms. j/j’s hybrid compositions are dependent on and perpetuate self-made, audible syntax. j/j holds a Bachelor of Arts in Artistic Expression: Poetry, Music, Gender, and Cultural Studies from Johnston College of Integrative Studies: University of Redlands (2001) and a Master in Fine Arts from Naropa University: Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (2007).
j/j composes and plays music (violin, piano, guitar, voice), has performed with Vox Feminista (performance troupe in Boulder, CO).