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jayy dodd ft. Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award Winner Anna Flores

Images—on left: jayydodd with inset of book cover / courtesy photos  |  on right: Anna Flores / Photo credit Jairo Carreon

Join literary & performance artist jayy dodd in a reading from her work, alongside the 2019-2020 winner of ASU's Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award winner, Anna Flores.

The subject known as "jayy dodd" is a blxk trans womxn from los angeles, california—now based in Portland,OR. she is a literary & performance artist. her work has appeared / will appear in Broadly, The Establishment, Entropy, LitHub, BOAAT Press, Duende, & Poetry Foundation among others. she is the Executive Director for Dovesong Labs (a development of Winter Tangerine), editor of A Portrait in Blues (Platypus Press 2017), author of Mannish Tongues (Platypus Press 2017) & The Black Condition ft. Narcissus (Nightboat Books 2019). she has been a Pushcart Prize nominee, co-editor of Bettering American Poetry. her visual & written work has been featured in West Hollywood, Portland’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Teen Vogue & Entropy. they are also a volunteer gender-terrorist & artificial intellectual. find her @

Anna Flores is a writer and actress born in Nogales, Arizona. She is a co-founder of the New Carpa Theater Collective, author of Pocha Theory, and MFA candidate at Arizona State University. Flores is published in numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. She believes the fragmented, imagistic form of poetry is most like our inherent, human way of processing thought and trauma.

Organized by students in ASU's MFA program in creative writing, the event is supported by the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at ASU as part of the Marshall Chair Borderlands Poetry Series. It receives further support from the ASU Center for Imagination in the Borderlands and from Palabras Bilingual Bookstore.


Images—on left: jayydodd with inset of book cover / courtesy photos  |  on right: Anna Flores / Photo credit Jairo Carreon

Justin Petropoulos
Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, 6-7:30 p.m.
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore (1738 E McDowell) Phoenix, AZ
Off campus
Free of charge and open to the public