Kit Yan Biography

1Featured in HBO's Asian Aloud, Kit Yan is a queer, transgender, and Asian American Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii. Kit’s work has been recently featured in Flickr and Sparkle and Troubling the Line two new queer and transgender poetry anthologies and has a forthcoming book with Transgenre Press. 

 

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 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. 

Kit has toured internationally with Sister Spit, The Tranny Roadshow, and Good Asian Drivers. He is on both the Advocate and Campus Pride’s lists of recognized LGBT speakers. Some fun facts: Kit is the first ever Mr. Transman! And when he isn't performing he is eating ramen, playing ukulele, and talking story.

“Knockout spoken-word!”

-New York Magazine


 

“Incredible slam poetry”

- Curve Magazine


 

“The eloquence of Kit’s spoken-word delivery lies in the anti-racist, anti-homophobic, gender-inclusive, language that ties his lyrics together.”

- Bitch Magazine


 

“Fierce Stories!”

-Hyphen Magazine

 

Upcoming Shows!

2014 Shows:

April 2: Berklee College of Music, 4pm, Boston, MA.

April 5: Albion College, Albion, MI.

April 7: University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.

April 8: Ball State University, Munchie, IN.

April 10: Queer Studies Graduate Studies Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

April 16: New York University, Class Discussion, 3pm, New York City, NY.

April 17: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

April 30: Westfield State University, 6:30pm, Ely Campus Center Owl's Nest, Westfield, MA.

May 3: NoHo Pride, Northhampton, MA.

May 7: Bates College, Lewiston, ME.

Please visit Booking Information to reserve your date!

 

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