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Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, a black transmasculine person with medium brown skin, a septum ring, and a nostril ring. He wears a shirt with a very loud print: gold circles surrounded by teal squares. Three buttons go up to the neck of the collarless shirt. His

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

Visiting Writer 2020

About Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson is a poet and librarian from Piscataway, NJ. SLINGSHOT, his first book of poetry, was the winner of the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry, and is a finalist for a 2020 CLMP Firecracker Award. SLINGSHOT is available now at Find Cyrée online at or @cyreejarelle