White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.
Photo description: Head shot of Eli standing on beach in front of driftwood.
Photo description: Cover of Eli's book Brilliant Imperfection. Image is of a pile of brown, gray and black stones with one green stone in the middle. On top of this image is the title of the book.
The banner on this website comes from a painting of Eli by Riva Lehrer. You're welcome to use this painting in publicity related to Eli's work. If you do so, credit Riva Lehrer. For a high resolution copy of the portrait, go to this page. For more information about the portrait, go to this page.