You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to celebrate PRIDE at Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series this year!. AND ... we're delighted to welcome C. Russell Price to YBR to share a story with us and help us celebrate ... learn a little about C. Russell Price here and get your tickets!
C. Russell Price is a genderqueer Appalachian punk writer originally from Virginia but now lives in Chicago. They are a Lambda Fellow in Poetry, Ragdale Fellow, Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree, essayist, and poet. Their chapbook Tonight, We Fuck the Trailer Park Out of Each Other was released by Sibling Rivalry Press. Their full-length poetry collection oh, you thought this was a date?!: APOCALYPSE POEMS explores sexual assault survivorship and queer liberation. They are currently at work on a collection of essays, Everyone’s Doing It; They Just Aren’t Telling You.
Who is your favorite queer icon?
Tennessee Williams, a fellow drunk depressive Southern bish whose darkness parallels his unwavering search for beauty in an unwelcoming world. "What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains." Queen named a character Big Daddy for Christ's sake--MESS.