Basic Rights Oregon is bringing famous slam poet, Kit Yan, to Portland for Front and Center! Kit Yan is a queer, transgender, and Asian American Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii. Kit has been featured in HBO’s Asian Aloud, has a forthcoming book with Transgenre Press, and has recently been featured in Flickr and Sparkle and Troubling the Line, two new queer and transgender poetry anthologies.
Kit’s poetry has been reviewed in New York Magazine, Bitch, Curve, and Hyphen. His poetry has been taught all over the world and he has been seen on the SF (San Francisco) Pride mainstage, National Equality March stage, and numerous international slam poetry stages. Kit’s poetry has been commissioned by the Census Bureau and national queer visibility campaigns such as OUTmedia and Campus Pride’s joint “Be Queer Buy Queer” and “Queer It Up” campaigns.
We’re super jazzed to be having Kit Yan join us for our September 12th event, Front and Center, a showcase featuring trans performers of color. Get more details and sign up to attend here! Front and Center will be held at SMYRC, which is accessible by the 12 and 19 bus lines.