Interview of Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Julian Talamantez Brolaski uses language and xirs' own pronoun paradigm to come closer to words that best express xir identity; at one time utilizing "it" as xir pronoun and appreciating the leveling impact of recognizing a unity with all things. Seeking what would feel closer to "home" both conceptually and geographically, xe sought community in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, New Mexico and New York; pursuing poetry, Indigenous two-spirit communities, and country music along the way.

Date of Interview:

March 24, 2017

Location of Interview:

NYPL, Schwartzman Building, New York, New York

Place of birth:

La Jolla, California


It, Xe, They

Interviewed by

AJ Lewis

Summary by

Kirsten Adorian