Writer. Poet. Curator. Educator.
here's the thing:
Jayson P Smith is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Their poems & interviews appear in journals such as Gulf Coast, Nepantla, Vinyl, fields magazine, & The Offing. Jayson has received previous support from The Poetry Project, The Conversation Literary Festival, Callaloo, & Millay Colony for the Arts. Originally from the Bronx, Jayson lives/works in Brooklyn as founder of NOMAD, a Crown-Heights based performance series.
"To Disembark" (after Glenn Ligon) in 92Y A New Colossus: A Celebration of Our America
"In Translation" and "Portrait of The Artist As A Young Man" in Gulf Coast
"Watching Paul Mooney Hum Amazing Grace Post 9-11 While Eating Hot Wings From Crown Fried" in Nepantla
"the subject seems to fall apart in your hands" in The Offing
"re-enactments with the volume down" and "Contextual" in Twelfth House
"i am a hide" in The Rumpus
"a question of rain." in MUZZLE Magazine
"on the four train (an erasure of a passenger's lyrics)" in Kinfolks Journal
Four Poems in boundary2
"back home we call them slums" in Day One (Kindle)
"Reverend Marvin Pentz Gaye, Sr." in Again I Wait for This to Pull Apart