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Kay Ulanday Barrett

October 19, Copley Square
Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, and cultural strategist. Barrett has been featured at the U.N., Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Princeton University, the Tucson Poetry Festival, the New York Poetry Festival, The Poetry Project, the Dodge Poetry Foundation, the Hemispheric Institute, and the Brooklyn Museum. They are a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and received fellowships from Lambda Literary Review, VONA/Voices, The Home School, Pink Door, and Macondo. They've previously served as guest faculty for the Poetry Foundation & Crescendo Literary, as well as guest editor for Nat.Brut. Their contributions are found in Academy of American Poets, the New York Times, Asian American Literary Review, the Margins, Foglifter, PBS News Hour, Poets House, F(r)iction, VIDA Review, NYLON, the Huffington Post, Them., and Bitch Magazine. Their first book, When The Chant Comes, was published in 2016. Their second collection, More Than Organs, will be published by Sibling Rivalry Press next year.