Lucas Crawford is Associate Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick, where he teaches and researches 20th century literature, queer theory, popular culture, transgender studies, and creative writing. Lucas is the author of four books, including three books of poetry: Sideshow Concessions (Invisible Publishing 2015), Transgender Architectonics: the Shape of Change in Modernist Space (Routledge 2016), The High Line Scavenger Hunt (U of Calgary Press 2017), and Belated Bris of the Brainsick (Nightwood Editions 2019). Sideshow Concessions won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, while Belated Bris of the Brainsick won the J.M. Abraham Award as best poetry collection published by an Atlantic Canadian author in 2019.
Lucas’s work on gender, sexuality, and architecture – the early stages of which were supported by his 2007 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship – appears widely in publications such as Places and Transgender Studies Quarterly and earned him UC-Berkeley’s 2019 Arcus Foundation prize.
Lucas is currently working on a book of personal essays and an academic book about gender, space, and texture. His next poetry book, tentatively titled, “Muster Points,” is about spatial retreat and recovery in the times of COVID-19.