Raymond Luczak was raised in Ironwood, Michigan. He received a BA from Gallaudet University.
Luczak is the author of a dozen poetry collections, including Far from Atlantis (Gallaudet University Press, 2023); Chlorophyll (Modern History Press, 2022); Lunafly (Gnashing Teeth, 2022); once upon a twin (Gallaudet University Press, 2021); and How to Kill Poetry (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013). The poet Stephen Kuusisto writes,
Raymond Luczak’s How to Kill Poetry offers a history of imagination, drawn delicately as scrimshaw, penned broadly as the biography of lyric. At once serious and playful, Luczak’s poems reveal the sustaining power of verse.
Luczak has also written numerous works of prose, including A Quiet Foghorn: More Notes from a Deaf Gay Life (Gallaudet University Press, 2022); Compassion, Michigan: The Ironwood Stories (Modern History Press, 2020); and Flannelwood: A Novel (Red Hen Press, 2019). Four
of his full-length plays have been collected in Whispers of a Savage Sort and Other Plays about the Deaf American Experience (Gallaudet University Press, 2009). He has also edited several anthologies, including Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman (Squares & Rebels, 2019) and QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology (Squares & Rebels, 2015).
Luczak lives in Minneapolis.