Julian Talamantez Brolaski

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Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Date of birth 1978[1]
Place of birth La Jolla, California, USA[1]
Nationality American
Pronouns it/its[1][2]
Gender identity "...my gender feels multiple. I, you know, identify I guess as a Two-spirit person, and also like a nonbinary person, though all of these terms are unsatisfying in different ways."[3]
Occupation poet, musician


Julian Talamantez Brolaski is a two-spirit and transgender poet and musician. It is of Mescalero and Lipan Apache, Latin@, and European heritages.[2] It earned a BA in Literature and Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College.[4]

It is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the country bands The Western Skyline (Oakland), and Juan & the Pines (Brooklyn); it was also in the NYC-based bands The Low & the Lonesome, and Invert Family Singers.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Julian Talamantez Brolaski". Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Poetry Path: Julian Talamantez Brolaski". Poets House. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  3. Lewis, AJ (March 24, 2017). "Interview Transcript: Julian Talamantez Brolaski" (PDF). Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  4. Katz, Vincent (2012). "Norma Cole and Julian Talamantez Brolaski" (PDF). Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  5. "Julian Talamantez Brolaski". Blue Flower Arts. Retrieved March 28, 2021.