Martin Pousson Black Sheep Boy

BIO

Martin Pousson was born and raised in Acadiana, in the Cajun French bayou land of Louisiana. He is the author of Black Sheep Boy, winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; Sugar, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award; and No Place, Louisiana, a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. His writing has been featured in The AdvocateAntioch ReviewEpochFive Points, Los Angeles Review of Books, NPR’s The Reading Life, The RumpusStoryQuarterlyTriQuarterly, and elsewhere. He now lives in downtown Los Angeles.

 He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Loyola University in New Orleans and a Master of Fine Arts at Columbia University in New York. As a student, he founded Out/Here, the first LGBTQ group at Loyola, then he joined ACT UP and Queer Nation in San Francisco. He taught at Columbia University, Rutgers University, and Loyola University. As a professor, he advised the LGBTQ Alliance, Pride Center Coalition, Queer Ambassadors, and Queer People of Color Conference. He now teaches at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles.

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