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Last Event: Friday Jan. 31 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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

Join literary and 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.

jayy dodd book cover photo / CourtesyThe subject known as "jayy dodd" is a blxk trans womxn from Los Angeles, CA — now based in Portland, OR. She is a literary and performance artist. Her work has appeared/will appear in Broadly, The Establishment, Entropy, LitHub, BOAAT Press, Duende and 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), as well as the author of "Mannish Tongues" (Platypus Press 2017) and "The Black Condition ft. Narcissus" (Nightboat Books 2019). She has been a Pushcart Prize nominee and co-editor of Bettering American Poetry. Her visual and written work has been featured in West Hollywood, Portland’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Teen Vogue and Entropy. They are also a volunteer gender-terrorist and artificial intellectual. Find her at

Anna Flores / Photo credit Jairo CarreonAnna 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.

jayy dodd / Courtesy photo

Palabras Bilingual Bookstore

1738 E McDowell, Phoenix, AZ 85006

For More Information Contact:

Justin Petropoulos
Creative Writing Program, Department of English