Poetry (& More) with Kay Ulanday Barrett
- Kay Ulanday Barrett, poet, performer, and cultural strategist
The Spectrum Center, Council for Disability Concerns, and School of Social Work DEI are very excited to host multi-talented brown trans disabled artist, Kay Ulanday Barrett this November. Kay is a poet, performer, and educator whose work has been supported and published by organizations including the UN Global LGBTQ+ Summit, the Asian American Literary Review, and Race Forward. Join us in hosting them during Trans Awareness Week to hear about their work, both in reading and in their experience creating it.
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Thank you to our co-sponsors: the UM Initiative on Disability Studies, the Department of American Culture, the English Department, the Asian / Pacific Islander American Studies Department, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the School of Social Work for making this happen!
Named 9 Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Writers You Should Know by VOGUE, KAY ULANDAY BARRETT is a poet, performer, and cultural strategist. K. has featured at The Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Princeton University, Tucson Poetry Festival, NY Poetry Festival, The Dodge Poetry Foundation, The Hemispheric Institute, & Brooklyn Museum. They are a 2x Pushcart Prize nominee, Best of the Net 2019 nominee, and 2019 Queeroes Literary Honoree by Them.+ Condé Nast. They received fellowships and residencies from Lambda Literary Review, VONA/Voices, The Home School, Monson Arts, and Macondo. They are a Guest Editor for Nat.Brut & Guest Faculty for The Poetry Foundation. Their contributions are found in Academy of American Poets, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Asian American Literary Review, PBS News Hour, Poets House, F(r)iction, VIDA Review, NYLON, The Huffington Post, Bitch Magazine, & more. Their first book, When The Chant Comes was published by Topside Press in 2016. Their second collection More Than Organs, will be published by Sibling Rivalry Press, Spring 2020.
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