Aimee Herman (they/them) is the author of the novel, “Everything Grows” (Three Rooms Press) and two full length books of poems, “meant to wake up feeling” (great weather for MEDIA) and “to go without blinking” (BlazeVOX books), in addition to being widely published in journals and anthologies including BOMB, cream city review, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books).  Aimee is a queer writer and educator and a founding member alongside David Lawton in the poetry band, Hydrogen Junkbox.


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17 responses to “Bio

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  2. Hey Aimee,
    this is Scott from Boulder. You may or may not remember me, I was in Family Ties with your Quetzo (sp?) Chris, Noah, Allison. Anyway, I was very pleasantly surprised to see your face on the 27 year old yenta page. Just wanted to say congrats on your success, working hard (or not working hard, whatever your process demands), and being all cool and stuff.

  3. What could I say without remembering your hands on my microphone ?
    Why would i ever forget your soft voice burning inside me day and night ?
    When did the carnage of your eyes disappear ? Love you now as ever.

  4. Stalking a Poet
    (For Aimee Herman)

    Stealthily I get inside her skull-
    a tedious process, she leaves no maps
    legends disintegrate upon touch
    I track her scent-
    In the raw free verses she sheds-
    scrapping samples
    bagging tagging – her verbs and iambs;
    cells arranged assonance-wise-
    I test, taste, navigate-
    her dark alleys, dead-ends.

    Through unclimbable fences, I peer,
    piecing together jigsawed sights
    thirsting for one glimpse of the whole
    (not the tail, not the trunk
    the whole darn elephant!)

    Scars on her shoulder blades, flight dissolved-
    breathes swollen with fireflies
    she breaks open her body-
    bi-polar ends of her axis
    cloning herself over and over-
    a composition of mountains
    a haemorrhaging story.

    I wept over her autopsied corpses,
    labyrinths losing into each other.
    studied her dissociations,
    heavier than secrets and dying stars;
    bedless lakes,
    I swum in her until my eyes wrinkled
    the language of her shut doors and open wounds,
    the enjambment of her silence
    each a thorn, a tear – untrammelled.

    – Jeena ❤

    • I read your words aloud, Poet. Here the length of your exhales knit into syllables. Woven, too. And knotted like campfires clinging to evening stars. Your language moves me all the way here….

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  7. Hi Aimee, I just recently came across your work in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and I’ve been working on a project centered around your piece “to soften.” Each time I reread it I find something new that touches me and infuriates me and moves me to want to create and talk to others about your work. Your writing is so impactful, as I was doing some research on you I happened upon your bio and just wanted to send you this quick thank you for your work.

  8. Words wyrding they whey less then comments wrestling me into the coughee grondz i whaz broke but my tooth did not sing did not remember to forfeit your
    voice melting thru me. when my years opinned agin I found my wings.Hallways & Frever.

      • Calendrical mileages and trantric dreamseepings whorling trough marrow rising with a mourning son, never a father, but sometimes just a figure [of the same] Yes, alive and well, gosh and gee, I have missed your voice and OH YEAH !! your RED HAIR and your creative fire. I seldom see paint peeling from the walls anymore, but I do see some pages go smokey in my eyes. I check in on you from time to time and bought one of your new books…. I promise to buy more !!!!

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