Tuxedo Mascs: A Transmasculine Poetry Reading

Join three POC trans poets, Yanyi, Anaïs Duplan, and Cameron Awkward-Rich, as they read from and discuss their work with each other as POC transmasculine poets.

Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of Sympathetic Little Monster and Dispatch, forthcoming from Persea Books in December 2019. A poet and critic, Cam is a Cave Canem fellow, a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, and an assistant professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Anaïs Duplan is the author of Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). His poems and essays have been published by Hyperallergic, PBS News Hour, and the Academy of American Poets, among others. Duplan is a curator and the founder of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for artists of color.

Yanyi is a writer and critic. In 2018, he won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, awarded by Carl Phillips, for his first book, The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press, April 2019). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, A Public Space, and Granta. He is the recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers Workshop and Poets House, and he currently serves as associate editor at Foundry. Find him at yanyiii.com.