The poet Denise Duhamel calls Stacey Waite “one of the most dazzling and culturally relevant poets of our time.” About Love Poem to Androgyny, writer Jan Beatty remarks: “Love Poem to Androgyny is a collection where exhilaration meets struggle meets rage meets deliverance into the complicated body . . . This women/man thing has run its course and it’s run right into the rolling, pressing, relentless lines of Waite’s poetry.”
Waite’s work is celebrated for its versatility and accessibility, making waves in diversity education and queer outreach activism as well as academic settings.
Waite is both poet and performer, exploring the gendered spaces in which we live (or do not live) while re-inventing the poetry reading itself. Waite’s poems are both lyrical and narrative, both subtle song and charged spoken word as they re-imagine and re-define the ways we think about gender as it moves us through the territory of an androgynous life. Waite has been a headliner at poetry slams, a featured reader at conferences nationwide and has opened for nationally recognized musicians and performers, most recently for Bernice Johnson Reagon of Sweet Honey and the Rock at the Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA and for the comic Jenny McNulty in Ventura, California.