antmen pimentel mendoza

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Literature – Poetry

Oakland, CA
May 2024, two weeks

Poet antmen pimentel mendoza is a fellow with Pacific Lutheran University’s graduate writing program.

antmen pimentel mendoza is a queer, Filipin-American poet based in Oakland, California. antmen’s poetry gazes into gaps and ligatures between humor and eroticism, flirting with the queer, the pop cultural, and the ekphrastic. in 2023, antmen published their debut chapbook MY BOYFRIEND APOCALYPSE with Nomadic Press (Reprinted by Black Lawrence Press in 2024). Through those poems, antmen responded to the myriad, simultaneous apocalypses we are and are not surviving, from the everyday crises of being a body to the global emergencies of devastating climate change and unfettered white supremacy. antmen is writing a full- length manuscript about queer survivorhood and grief.

In addition to working on their manuscript Lucky Ones antmen lead a workshop with students from the Red Wing High School.