Tamiko Beyer

Poet and writer. Author of We Come Elemental and bough breaks.

 

Interview in Lantern Review

I recently talked with Wendy Chin-Tanner of the Lantern Review.

 

... I am more interested in exploring the ambiguities of identities—the liminal and multifaceted—as reflected in language [that is in] itself more ambiguous and uncertain. As a femme-identified, mixed race woman often read as white, I am always interested in provoking uncertainty and ambiguity in those who “read” me—my body and my texts.

Along those lines, I’ve also been interested in exploring desire as a queering form. In returning to some of my thoughts at the beginning of this interview, what I am interested [in] as a queer being is the queerness of my desires—sexual and romantic and intellectual and poetic and political.

©  2013 Tamiko Beyer