Annah Anti-Palindrome

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Annah Anti-Palindrome (aka Anna Wilson) is a sound-artist, writer, and multi-media performer. A Lambda Literary Fellow, staff writer for Everyday Feminism Magazine, and co-founder of Oakland’s Deviant Type Press, her writing has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. Annah co-edited, with Lex Non Scripta, Passage and Place, an anthology on queer identities and home, which was awarded the Museum of Transgender History and Art's Best Literature award of 2014. Her first full-length book of poetry, DNA Hymn, was released in October 2016 by Sibling Rivalry Press.

In Spring 2017, Annah Anti-palindrome is teaching the first course offered in Critical Studies on Sound Theory. Through the fields of queer, affect, sonic, and sound-art studies, SSHIS 300: MAKING NOISE explores the role of sound (noise/silence) on the production of social identity (race/class/gender), systems of oppression, and contemporary forms of cultural resistance.

Annah has three full length albums of music— White Knuckle Sonnets, An(n)a(h)log, and Dangling Modifiers— which she has toured with throughout the US and Canada. Annah uses a variety of different mediums in her live performances, including a Line 6 (DL4) looping system, kitchen utensils, gas-masks, raw eggs, blood pressure cuffs, found objects, her body (mostly her throat), and more! Her soundscapes have been featured in a number of independent films, gallery installations and international public radio programs.

BA, San Francisco State University; MFA, Mills College