Poetry Month Drop-In Host 2021
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2020
About Sean Avery
Sean Avery is a gamer and Hip-Hop nerd, who’s only wish in our world is to watch an unproblematic, Black sci-fi TV show. Until then, they toil as a Cultural Worker and Digital Organizer for the prison abolitionist people’s movement, Mass Liberation Arizona, while also creating rap, poetry, prose, and performance. Their work questions the limits of Black masculinity, media (mis)representation, and personal narrative.
Avery has shared stages with Saul Williams, J. Ivy, and Lemon Anderson. Their work has been featured in Afropunk, Blavity, the 2018-2019 Chicago Hip-Hop Theater Festival, and the 2020 Tucson Poetry Festival. Avery’s Hip-Hop play and album, “skinnyblk”, is available on all streaming platforms. 808s & Otherworlds, Avery’s debut collection of essays and poetry, will be published on September 12th, 2021, from Two Dollar Radio.