Interview with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson


Manage episode 245768859 series 1043982
By and Avren Keating. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This episode, I had the chance to speak with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson about their book, SLINGSHOT.

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson (He/They) is a poet and writer from Piscataway, NJ. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Review, Wussy, The Wanderer, Vice, Rewire News, The Root, and Nat. Brut among other publications. They earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University with support from Davis Putter Scholarship Fund.

SLINGSHOT, his first collection of poetry, is available now from Nightboat Books. Development of the work was supported by Astraea Foundations' Global Arts Fund, Culture/Strike Climate Change and Environmental Justice Fellowship, and Rewire News Disabled Writers Fellowship.

They tweet with significant queer millenial ennui at @CyreeJarelle

Cyrée's website Cyrée's TED Talk "What is Autism Neutrality?"

Authors and books mentioned in the episode:

The Sound of Waves Breaking was "Natural Disaster" by @davidthomascairns

Editor, Social Media Manager: Mitchel Davidovitz Host, Producer: Avren Keating

44 episodes