Nino McQuown

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Nino McQuown [] is a writer, artist, performer, and podcaster. They co-host the podcast Queers at the End of the World [], where queer and trans artists, scientists, activists, and scholars (re)imagine apocalypses and utopias, old and new. Find their poems, comics, and essays published with Electric Literature, The Kenyon Review Online, Hotel Amerika, Barrelhouse, and Cimarron Review. They have a doctorate of philosophy in English, an MFA in poetry, and food on their shirt. Find them, often, in their basement, gazing in wonder on their thousands of pet worms.


Cover Photo: A promotional shot of the actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in the HBO postapocalyptic TV show "The Last of Us."
Is HBO’s “The Last of Us” Anything Like the Games?

For all of its commitment to diverse representation, the game was fundamentally another apocalypse story about the reproduction of white patriarchal violence.

Jan 19, 2023
Cover Photo: A film still of the character Sarah Connor from the Terminator films. She is wearing an all-black outfit and sunglasses and holding a rifle and smoking a cigarette in the desert.
Save the World, Abort the Future: ‘Terminator’ and Trans Bodies After Roe v. Wade

When I think about queer masculine pregnancy and parenting, I think about Sarah Connor in ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day.’

Oct 18, 2022