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Jayson P. Smith is a writer, editor, & part-time empress. Their poems & interviews appear in journals such as Vinyl, fields magazine, The Offing, The Rumpus, & boundary2. Jayson has been the recipient of fellowships from The Conversation, Millay Colony for the Arts, & Callaloo as well as scholarships from Cave Canem & The New Harmony Writers' Workshop. Jayson is currently a Mentor at Urban Word NYC & Creative Director for The Other Black Girl Collective.

Jayson lives in Brooklyn and on Twitter.