Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, essayist, cultural strategist, and A+ napper. They are the winner of the 2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, a winner of the 2022 Next Book Residency with Tin House, and a recipient of a 2020 James Baldwin Fellowship at MacDowell. Their second book, More Than Organs (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020) received a 2021 Stonewall Honor Book Award by the American Library Association and is a 2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Their contributions are found in The New York Times, Poetry Magazine, Colorlines, The Advocate, Al Jazeera, NYLON, Vogue, The Rumpus, The Lily, and elsewhere. They have featured at The United Nations, The Lincoln Center, The Hemispheric Institute, Symphony Space, The Ford Foundation, Brooklyn Museum, Princeton, Columbia, Sesame Street, & more. Currently, they remix their mama’s recipes and live in Jersey with their jowly dog. For more info: kaybarrett.net and @brownroundboi