The Poetry Project

Joss Barton

Joss Barton, a light skin latina transsexual woman, stares at the camera. Her hair is black and a few strands are being blown on her face by the wind. She wears a silver round necklace and a dark iridescent knit gown while standing in front of a red brick wall.
© Chris Bauer

Joss Barton is a writer, journalist, and spoken word performance artist exploring and documenting queer and trans* life, love, and liberation. Her work blends femme-fever dreams over the soundtrack of the American nightmare. Combining prose poetry, non-fiction confessional essays, drag artistry, and spoken word stage performances, Joss examines the myriad states of queer trans womanhoods from historical, political, and pop cultural identities of death, desires, dreams, and disco.