Announcements 

A Boy in the City will be forthcoming from Deep Vellum in July 2022 



Upcoming Readings

Skylark Bookshop  Thursday September 2nd @ 6:30pm
22 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201


City Lit Books Wednesday October 19th @ 6:30pm
2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647



Interviews

Bent into Myth A Conversation with jayy dodd

-The Adroit Journal 

Guest Post/Poet: S. Yarberry Interviews Kiki Petrosino

-Hell’s Printing Press (The Blog of the Blake Archive and Blake Quarterly)

Guest Post/Poet: S. Yarberry Interviews S. Brook Corfman

-Hell’s Printing Press (The Blog of the Blake Archive and Blake Quarterly)

Guest post/poet: S. Yarberry Interviews Aditi Machado

- Hell’s Printing Press (The Blog of the Blake Archive and Blake Quarterly)


Standardizing the Vernacular: Jos Charles Interviewed by S. Yarberry

- BOMB Magazine


S. Yarberry is a trans poet and writer. Their poetry has appeared in AGNI, Tin House, Indiana Review, The Offing, Berkeley Poetry Review, jubilat, Notre Dame Review, The Boiler, miscellaneous zines, among others. Smith‘s other writings can be found in Bomb Magazine, The Adroit Journal, and Annulet: A Journal of Poetics. They currently serve as the Poetry Editor of The Spectacle—Smith also runs a small magazine called Tyger Quarterly. S. has their MFA in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis and is now a PhD candidate in literature at Northwestern University where they study twenty and twenty-first century receptions of William Blake.

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CONTACT 
ssyarberry at gmail dot com
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for questions & queries
email Smith at ssyarberry at gmail dot com


S. Yarberry is a trans poet and writer.

Their poems have appeared in, or are forthcoming in:

Sequestrum, "My Own Heart," "An Apocalyptic Wanting, Wanting," and "Listen:,” forthcoming 2022

Spectrum, “Tradition” & “Keyhole. Double. Batwing. Donut.” 2022, print 

Hot Pink Mag, “A Romantic Sonnet,” “New York,” & Television Pilot,” 2022 (online

Annulet: A Journal of Poetics, “Some Thoughts on the Monostich,” 2022 (essay, online) 

AGNI, “Down Below,” 2021, print 

Ruminate, “A Kind of Lightning,” 2021 (online, best of the net nomination)

Pinwheel, “CHAPTER,” 2021 (online

Redivider, “Island of Calypso” (previously, “Enter the Ghost”), 2020 (best of the net nomination)

The Afternoon Visitor, “Icarus” & “Terminal Theatre,” 2020, (online

pulpmouth, “The History,” 2020, (online

Sip Cup, “Self-Portrait” (previously, “Self-Portrait in Orthopedic Black Tie”), 2020, (online)

The Boiler, “Imagine,” “Requiem Circuit,” & “Boyhood,” 2020, (online, best of the net nomination)

echoverse, “The Sea      Night          Lilacs,” 2020, (online

Tin House, “This place is called Beulah,” 2019, (online

The Washington Post: The Lily Magazine, “Stepping Out,” 2019

jubilat (V. 34), “A cloak you cannot take off.,” 2019, print

Berkeley Poetry Review (V. 49), “Graphic,” “Anteroom,” & “Letter,” 2019, print

Best Buds! Collective, “The Cave,” 2019 (online)

Indiana Review (V. 41.1), “Sphinx,” 2019, print 

Nat Brut, “You Having Been,” 2019, (online

Sixth Finch, “Trans is Latin for across.,” 2019, (online

DREGINALD, “I despair! I disengage.,” “Emanation Song,” & “Gesture Towards Immortality,” 2019, (online)

Burnside Review, “Automania,”  2019, print

Cape Cod Poetry Review, “Spiral House,” 2019, print

Notre Dame Review, Manifesto / Prologue & “In the Night Harbor,” 2019, print

The Offing, “Intimacy Abstract” & “I kiss the fire in your hands, or City-Builders,” 2018, (online)

FIVE:2:ONE’s #thesideshow, “McDonalds 3 Times” & “Angels in Conversation, 2017

Touchstone Magazine, “She started out as a flame-painting,” 2017, print  

Their articles and interviews have appeared in BOMB magazine, The Adroit Journal, Annulet: A Journal of Poetics, and Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly. Smith’s fiction, an excerpt from their novella in-progress The Balloon Factroy, can be read at 17th Street Review

Smith’s first book of poems, A Boy in the City, is forthcoming from Deep Vellum. Details to come! 

Their work is also anthologized in Queer Voices: Prose, Poetry, and Pride, from Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2019.

They graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2016 and recently received their MFA in Poetry at Washington University in St. Louis, where they held the Junior Teaching Fellowship in Poetry (2019-2020). They are now a PhD candidate at Northwestern University, where they are a Mellon Cluster Fellow in Poetry & Poetics, studying twenty and twenty-first century receptions of William Blake. Their research specifically focuses on Blake’s revival in avant-garde circles that mobilize his poetry and legacy for  political agendas in often conflicting nationalist contexts. Catch them at MLA 2023 presenting on their paper “Transness, Transmutability, and Creation in William Blake’s The Book of Urizen.”  

S. is currently the Poetry Editor of The Spectacle and the Poetry Coordinator at the MFA App Review. For questions regarding the MFA App Review, or to get involved, please email them at mfaappreview at gmail dot com. 

They have taught undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University. Additionally they’ve taught at The Fir Acres Creative Writing Workshop at Lewis & Clark College and The Loft Literary Center.  


You can preorder A Boy in the City (Deep Vellum, 2022) online HERE.

Reviews & Mentions: 
 
Poetry Foundation (online)

ANMLY (online)

Kenyon Review (online


Past Readings



Exhibit B #12 (link)
The Chicago Mosaic School, 2022


Open Door Reading Series: Xandria Phillips, S. Yarberry & kiki nicole- The Poetry Foundation (zoom), 2021


Boneshaker Books: Queer Voices Author Event, Minneapolis, 2019


Milkweed Books: S. Yarberry & S. Brook Corfman, Minneapolis, 2019

FOAM: S. Yarberry, Red Samaniego, & Matthew Klane, St. Louis, 2019

Berkeley Poetry Review Launch at Moe’s Books:

Sophia Dahlin, Angel Dominguez & S. Yarberry, 2019

Selected Performer, Crossing the Borders of Creation and Critique Conference, Washington University in St. Louis, 2019

Selected Performer, &Now: New Writing Conference, 2018

Invited Reader, Juicy Fruit Queer Gallery Show & Reading, St. Louis, MO, 2018

Invited Reader & Speaker, “The Body” Reading & Panel Discussion, Washington University School of Medicine, 2018

Invited Reader, Washington University in St. Louis LGBTQ+ Reading Series, 2017 & 2018

Invited Reader, The Loop Arts Festival, St. Louis, 2018

Invited Reader, Intermedia Arts Queer Reading Series, 2017

Invited Reader, 555 Reading, Minneapolis, 2017

Invited Reader, Twin Cities Poetry Festival, 2017