MAIREAD CASE (rhymes with parade; she her) is a writer, teacher, and editor. Mairead's work includes trauma-informed pedagogy, writing and communication, journalism, embodied queer theory, narrative, poetry, jails, schools, and the public. She publishes widely, and is the author of the books Tiny and See You In the Morning (featherproof), the chapbook TENDERNESS (Meekling Press), and the TO THE TEETH column at Entropy.
Currently Mairead teaches at the Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Denver, and at the Denver Women's and Centennial jails. Her courses include literature surveys, rhetoric and composition, journalism, fiction, and poetry. She edits a variety of work at the Public Media Institute, and is also Associate Editor at Maggot Brain, a magazine edited by Mike McGonigal and published by Third Man Records. Mairead has been a Legal Observer for the National Lawyers Guild for over a decade.
Mairead earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame (BA, Great Books and French) the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA-W), and the University of Denver (PhD, English and Creative Writing; AHSS Fellow) as well as anti-racism trainings from the Chicago Freedom School and the Highlander Center. Her graduate work focused in particular on Antigone, memory and mourning, Samuel Beckett, and the 13th Amendment. She has an RYT-200 through Courageous Yoga and taught full-inclusion ELA in Denver Public Schools for four years.
Mairead teaches, reads, and organizes widely, at places including the Poetry Foundation Library, the Naropa Summer Writing Program, the Public Media Institute, the Pitchfork Book Fort, the Bronx Museum, Neighborhood Public Radio at the Whitney Biennial, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Young Chicago Authors, the Chicago Public Library, and Lighthouse Writers' Workshop. She was awarded residencies and fellowships from Ragdale, ACRE, the Wassaic Project, Seattle Arts and Culture, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; presents regularly at AWP and the Museum of Pop Culture; and has published in POETRY, JSTOR Daily, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, Pitchfork, Best American Comics, and other places.
Teaching philosophy and full CV available upon request.
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