Yanyi is a poet and critic based in Brooklyn. Winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, he is currently an Asian American Writers Workshop Margins Fellow and associate editor at Foundry. He formerly served as Director of Technology and Design at The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, senior editor at Nat. Brut, and curatorial assistant at The Poetry Project, and was the recipient of a 2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship from Poets House. His work has recently appeared in The Margins, Memorious, and Model View Culture. Yale University Press will publish his manuscript The Year of Blue Water in April 2019.