Pamela Sneed is a poet performer and visual artist. She is the author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, Kong and other works and most recently Funeral Diva published by City Lights in Oct 2020. She has also authored several chapbooks. Funeral Diva has received critical acclaim, featured in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly and won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry. She has recently contributed to Harpers Bazaar US, Frieze Magazine Art Forum and The Brooklyn Rail. She currently teaches new genres in Columbia Universities School of The Arts. Sneed has performed and spoken worldwide.