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!

Kit is not currently touring during the summer.

You can find him at these events in NYC:

July 24: 6:30-9:30pm, Ai Weiwei: The Seed with Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (Creative Direction, Spoken Word, Video), Jessica Chen (Choreography), Jason Kao Hwang (Music), and Adriel Luis (Spoken Word, Video, Music), Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

July 26: Good Asian Drivers one night only reunion showSidewalk Cafe, NYC, NY.

August 5: Dixon Place, 7:30pm, $10.00, NYC, NY.

Please visit Booking Information to reserve your date!

 

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