Trace Peterson is a poet and literary scholar. Her first book of poems, Since I Moved In (2007), was reissued by Chax Press in a revised edition in 2019 with an introduction by Joy Ladin. Peterson is the coeditor of the collection Arrive on Wave: Collected Poems of Gil Ott (Chax Press, 2016) and of the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013).
Peterson is the founding editor and publisher of EOAGH, a small press and literary journal which has won a National Jewish Book Award and two Lambda Literary Awards, including the first Lammy given in transgender poetry. She has taught at Yale University, Hunter College, the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa, and The Poetry Project, among other institutions. Previously the NEH Postdoctoral Fellow in Poetics at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University, Peterson is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs.