Interview with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
Release Date: 11/07/2019
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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
Authors and books mentioned in the episode:
- Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's Tonguebreaker and Care Work
- Kay Undlay Barrett's When the Chant Comes
- Britteney Black Rose Kapri's Black Queer Hoe
- Yanyi's Year of Blue Water
The Sound of Waves Breaking was "Natural Disaster" by @davidthomascairns
Editor, Social Media Manager: Mitchel Davidovitz
Host, Producer: Avren Keating