R l powell (he/they) is a queer, neurodivergent, poz writer and PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. They are a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. Any number of opportunities have led them around the world—in search of new ways to inhabit themselves and more disreputable ways to run out of wine, share fresh obsessions, and adore comrades gathered-up along the way. While his first passion began with poetry, their current work crosses genres and approach. His current academic research focuses on the boredom of establishing facts, within the context of American modernism. More generally, they write about things you can’t see. He teaches American literature and aspects of theory.

You may reach them by emailing cipher [at] rl-powell.com.