Cecily Schuler


Cecily Schuler is a Miami-raised, Brooklyn-based genderqueer writer and performer. Their work is featured in Jai-Alai, Baphash, the Offing, great weather for MEDIA, Duende and elsewhere. They are an assistant editor at Drunken Boat and run Union Square Slam, a weekly poetry open mic and slam in the heart of New York City every Tuesday. While receiving an MFA in writing and social activism at Pratt Institute, and attending residencies at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Home School: Miami and the Vermont Studio Center, they’ve been working on a full-length experimental poetic memoir. Their first chapbook, 296, is available on Next Left Press. This past spring, they received a Brooklyn Poets Fellowship for study in Joe Pan’s Revisit & Revise manuscript workshop. Source

My Gender Is

a) a dragon

b) who?

c) kidnapped

d) a little girl

e) a treasure

f) no

g) one

h) wanted


my gender is a broken haiku


a dragon who kidnapped

a little girl a treasure

no one wanted





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LGBTQ+ Experience

Poetic Form

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a line break interrupting the middle of a phrase which continues on to the next line


A Japanese poetic form with seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.

List Poem

A list poem features an inventory of people, places, things, or ideas organized in a particular way, usually numbered.


a comparison between two unrelated things through a shared characteristic


a recurrence of the same word or phrase two or more times