MylesNicole_Cyree_RemindPoems-0829.jpg
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyree Jarelle Johnson is a poet, essayist, and editor living in New York City. They are a Poetry Editor at The Deaf Poets Society, Managing Editor at Transfaith, and a candidate for an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. Their work has appeared most recently in THE WANDERER and The Huffington Post. They have given speeches and lectures at The White House, Tufts University, and Mother Bethel AME Church. Their work has been profiled on PBS Newshour and Mashable.

 

"I REACH FOR CYREE JARELLE JOHNSON'S WRITING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THEIR BLACK DISABLED FEMME GENDERQUEER BRILLIANT INSIGHTS AND POETICS ARE CRUCIALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR COLLECTIVE SURVIVAL. UNFLINCHINGLY COMMITTED TO TELLING TRUTH WITH LYRICAL PRECISION AND REAL TALK, ROOTED DEEP IN THEIR BLACK FEMME CRIP JERSEY SOIL. I READ EVERYTHING THEY WRITE, AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEY'LL DO NEXT."

-LEAH LAKSHMI PIEPZNA-SAMARASINHA, LAMBDA AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, DIRTY RIVER: A QUEER FEMME OF COLOR DREAMING HER WAY HOME, BODYMAP, LOVE CAKE, CO-AUTHOR, THE REVOLUTION STARTS AT HOME.