CAConrad in a room bathed with purple light such that everything in the photo is purple. They are looking to the left, wearing a hat and embroidered jacket holding something blurry. Behind them a sculpture stands in front of a wall, and there’s a light blue ring of light floating in front of it, to the right of CA.

CAConrad has been working with the ancient technologies of poetry and ritual since 1975. Their new book is AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Wave Books, 2021). They received a Creative Capital grant, a Pew Fellowship, a Lambda Literary Award, and a Believer Magazine Book Award. Their play The Obituary Show was made into a film in 2022 by Augusto Cascales. They teach at Columbia University in New York City and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam. You can find them online at

(Photo credit: Augusto Cascales)