John Medeiros    


bio

Books

couplets for a shrinking world (North Star Press), June 2012
Squares and Rebels (Handtype Press), Fall 2012
Poetry City, USA, vol. 2 (Lowbrow Press), April 2012
Gents, Badboys and Barbarians: New Gay Male Poetry (Alison Publications), 1995

Publications

Huffington Post, 2011
qarrtsiluni, 2011
The Advocate, 2011
New York Daily News, 2011
City Pages, 2011
Collective Brightness
(Sibling Rivalry Press), 2011
Jurist Dateline, 2010
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, 2010
Midway Journal, 2010
Marco Polo Quarterly, 2010
Two Hawks Quarterly, 2010
Raging Dove
, 2010
Second Run, 2009
Other Words: A Writer's Reader (Kendall/Hunt), 2009
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2009
Swell, 2008
Sport Literate,
2008
Fishing's Greatest Misadventures, 2008
Hot Metal Press, 2008
SOMOS, 2008
The Talking Stick, 2006
Water~Stone Review, 2006
Windy City Times, 2006
Big Toe Review, 2005
MARGIN: Modern Magical Realism, 2005
Gulf Coast, 2005
Willow Springs, 2005
Writers Against War, 2005
Poetry Gallery, Erotica Readers & Writers Association (ERWA), 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2001
Art & Understanding, 2001
Evergreen Chronicles, 1996
Backspace, 1992, 1993
Wellspring, 1992 - 1993
Christopher Street, 1992
Chiron Review, 1992
Perspectives, 1985

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Awards/Merits

2012, Pushcart Nominee (couplets for a shrinking world)
2012, Minnesota Book Award Nominee (couplets for a shrinking world)
2010, University of Hong Kong Poetry Prize, Finalist (brothers, keepers & dna)
2010, Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, Third place (Losing Dylan)
2010, Minnesota State Arts Board Grant (poetry)
2009, Judge, Intermedia Arts/Jerome Foundation Grant
2008, University of Wisconsin Press, Semi-Finalist (brothers, keepers & dna)
2008, Saturnalia Books Poetry Contest, Finalist, Mark Doty, Judge
2008, Sport Literate Nonfiction Contest, Finalist (Touch. Flag. Tackle.)
2008, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Fellowship, Finalist
2008, Intermedia Arts/Jerome Foundation Grant
2007, Loft/McKnight Literary Prize, Finalist (Self, Divided)
2006, Outstanding Thesis, Creative Nonfiction, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
2006, Pushcart Nominee (One Sentence)
2006, Notable Essay, Best American Essays 2006 (Self, Divided)
2006, Water~Stone Review, Brenda Ueland Prize, Finalist (How to Love a Poz Man)
2006, SASE/Intermedia Arts Writer-to-Writer Mentorship (Self, Divided)
2006, The Talking Stick Nonfiction Contest, Honorable Mention (Thoughts of the Lyric
           Artist on the Day Before Treatment: Updates in HIV Therapy)
2006, Minnesota State Arts Board Grant (nonfiction)
2006, Writer-in-Residence, Banfill Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, Minnesota
2006, VSA Arts of Minnesota Artist Recognition Grant
2005, Judge, Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Initiative Grant (Poetry)
2005, Presenter, Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP)
          Annual Conference, Hamline University.  Topic: The New Essay
2005, Judge, Jerome Foundation/SASE Literary Grant for Writers
2005, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Intro Journals Project
2005, Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize, First Place (One Sentence), Wayne Koestenbaum,
          Judge
2005, Jerome Foundation Grant and Resident Fellowship, Blacklock Nature Sanctuary            Fellowship for Emerging Artists
2005, Loft Literary Center Mentorship Series, Finalist (Self, Divided)
2005, Cornucopia Arts Center Residency Program, Lanesboro, MN, Finalist
2005, New York Mills Arts Center Residency Program, Finalist
1997, The Loft's GLBT Inroads Program, Winner
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Presentations & Interviews

2012, The Exchange, Hamline University Creative Writing Programs
2012, AWP Conference, Building Community With Non-Traditional Voices:
          Minnesota's
Models for Developing Successful and Diverse Reading Series
2010, The Loft, Instructor, Seminar: The Short Nonfiction Narrative
2010, The Loft, Instructor, The Short Nonfiction Narrative
2009, The Loft, Instructor, The Short Nonfiction Narrative
2009, St. Olaf College Writing Class
, Guest Writer, Northfield, MN
2009, St. Paul Academy, Guest Writer, Bloomington, MN
2008, Normandale Community College, Guest Writer, Bloomington, MN
2007, St. Olaf College Writing Seminar, Guest Writer, Northfield, MN
2006, University of MN MFA Program, Guest Writer, The Loft, Minneapolis, MN
2006, St. Olaf College Personal Essay class, Guest Writer, Northfield, MN
2005 - present, Curator, Intermedia Arts, Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading Series
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Readings

Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Flash Nonfiction Reading, Minneapolis, MN, December 2012
Birchbark Books Reading Series, Minneapolis, MN, December 2012
Hamline University GLBT MFA Alum Reading, St. Paul, MN, December 2012
The 3rd Annual Twin Cities Poetry Read, St. Paul, MN, September 2012
Book Launch Reading, Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis, MN, July 2012
Book Launch Reading, Common Good Books, St. Paul, MN, July 2012
Book Launch Reading, Subtext, St. Paul, MN, July 2012
Book Release Reading, Open Book, Minneapolis, MN, June 2012
Collective Brightness Reading, University Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Oct 2011
Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, September 2011
The 2nd Annual Twin Cities Poetry Read, Bloomington, MN, April 2011
Queer Voices: A Special Erotica Reading, Form+Content, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010
We2: A Gallery Reading, Form+Content, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010
Birchbark Books Reading, October 2009
Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading, September 2009
Local Motion, The Loft Literary Center, August 2009
Queer Voices: A GLBT Pride Celebration Reading, June 2009
Jerome Foundation Grant Award Reading, Intermedia Arts, January 2009
Intermedia Arts, GLBT Reading, June 2008
Over and Donne: A Gallery Reading,
Form+Content, Minneapolis, MN, March 2008
Northwords Writers Group, Fridley, Minnesota, October 2007
Voicing Pride: A GLBT Reading, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, July 2007
Intermedia Arts Mentorship Reading, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, December 2006
Water~Stone Review Book Release, Hamline University, St. Paul, October 2006
Northwords Writers Group, Fridley, Minnesota, October 2006
SASE/Intermedia Arts, GLBT Reading, August 2006
Graduate Student Reading, Hamline University, St. Paul, May 2006
SASE/Intermedia Arts, GLBT Reading, July 2005
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Memberships

Literary
Intermedia Arts, Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading Series Curator, 2005 - present
www.mnartists.org, 2005 - present
The Loft, Member, 1999 - present

Other
American Immigration Lawyers Association (student member), 2010 - present
Stonewall Alliance, Hamline University Law Student Organization for LGBT and Allied
          Students, Officer, 2010 - present
OutWoods (GLBT Outdoors Recreational Group), 2005 - present
Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League, 1997 - present
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Twin Cities, 2008 - 2010
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