Wren Hanks is a trans writer originally from southeast Texas. He is the author of The Rise of Genderqueer, a 2018 selection for Brain Mill Press's Mineral Point Poetry Series and a finalist for Gold Line Press's chapbook competition. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Bettering American Poetry and has appeared in Best New Poets. He was a finalist for Indiana Review’s 2018 1/2 K Prize, and his recent work appears or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Waxwing, DIAGRAM, Foglifter, and elsewhere. He is also the author of Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press), an Elgin Award finalist. He holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in Brooklyn, where he works as a liaison for Animal Care Center of NY's New Hope program, a proactive community initiative that finds homes for animals in need.