Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Anis Gisele (Seattle) is a bright light, a ferocious, self-loving Gemini femme. They write about race, gender-expansiveness, violence, and accountable love. They come from Manila, Philippines and from so many womxn who were told to be quiet.

Anis received 2018 GAP Award funding to finish their first full-length poetry manuscript, bright light :: tala. This collection will lift up the traumas and majesty of one queer femme of color. It will not explain itself to tourists, to those who cannot see their own lives and godly lineage in this book.

Artist Trust thanks the Amazon Literary Partnership for underwriting this award through Artist Trust’s Corporate Partnership program. For information about supporting Washington State artists, visit here.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.
From the Artist

I owe my survival to Seattle's queer femmes. And I worry that Seattle tokenizes and undervalues this community. We perform for this city, but this city doesn't invest in us. Thank you, Artist Trust, for your meaningful investment and your understanding that representations of QTPOC power help keep us alive.

Anis Gisele