MAIREAD CASE (rhymes with parade; she her) is a writer, teacher, and editor. Mairead learns about and works in radical anti-racist pedagogy, embodied queer theory, narrative, poetry, the US prison industrial complex, and the public. She is the author of the novels Tiny and See You In the Morning (featherproof), the poetry 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, and at the Denver women's jail. 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. She has an RYT-200 through Courageous Yoga.
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.