for questions & queries
email Smith at ssyarberry at gmail dot com
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.,” forthcoming 2022
Hot Pink Mag, “A Romantic Sonnet,” “New York,” & Television Pilot,” forthcoming 2022
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)
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.
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 also taught at The Fir Acres Creative Writing Workshop at Lewis & Clark College and The Loft Literary Center.
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