Quinn Latimer

Poet

Quinn Latimer is a California-born poet and critic based in Basel, Switzerland. She is the author of Rumored Animals (2012), which was awarded the 2010 American Poetry Journal Book Prize, and Describe This Distance (2013), which explores the work of Sarah Lucas, as well as shame, palindromes, passivity, fertility statuary, Mexico, Napoleon, Artaud, Samuel Beckett, Susan Sontag, and Mary Wollstonecraft. A regular contributor to Artforum and Frieze, she has also written for Art in America, Bookforum, East of Borneo, and Mousse. Her essays frequently appear in museum catalogues and critical anthologies. She was awarded a 2012 Arts Writing Grant from the Creative Capitol/Warhol Foundation. Latimer teaches at Geneva’s Haute école d’art et de design. (September 2013)