Adrian Silbernagel is a queer + trans poet, writer, and advocate. His first book of poetry, Transitional Object, is forthcoming with The Operating System in 2019. (Now available for pre-order here!) Adrian grew up in a small town near Fargo, North Dakota, and considers Fargo home. He earned a Master's degree in philosophy from Texas Tech University before moving to Kentucky. Right now his home base is Louisville, where he manages a coffee shop, works on poems, and occasionally travels to other parts of Kentucky to give talks on trans issues and on his experience as a trans man. Adrian is a contributing editor at The Operating System, where he runs a web series on creative process called Field Notes. His work has been published in The Columbia Review, The Atlas Review, TYPO, PANK, Painted Bride Quarterly, Cosmonauts Avenue, Fruita Pulp, and elsewhere.