ziysah von bieberstein
ziysah is a parent, poet, community cultivator, and unsettled settler who works to connect us to our imaginations, our responsibilities, and each other. As a wordsmith and poetry slam champ, ze has performed and facilitated workshops across Turtle Island, and is co-founder of Take-Out Poetry. ziysah's writing has appeared in various magazines and anthologies as well as in their self-published collections, Hineini, Yad, and Consents and Severances (order here). ziysah is grateful to queer, genderqueer, activist and Jewish communities and ancestries that give their live meaning, and to the Indigenous Elders, teachers and friends who have profoundly re-shaped their worldview. ziysah lives in Nogojiwanong on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe territory.