ternura / tenderness, a poetry chapbook from bottlecap press

“Orchestrating an impasto collection of emotive and tonal shifts, from softly spoken to defiant, it is clear to me that Yanni’s poetic presence is waxing, a glimmering orb amongst other contemporary constellations. Reading one moreish poem catalyses an urgent desire for the next, a clever domino effect that interlinks subjective schemas with well-articulated energy.” (reviewed by Alice Hill-Woods for Spam Magazine)

selected poetry publications

“proximity : leaving LA” Pom Pom
“language arts” Altadena Poetry Review
“the family secret” (Launch Prize Finalist), Poetry Online
“on deprivation” voicemail poems
“final confessions” The Quarterless Review
“abode” Hooligan Mag
“late bloomer” feelings
“retrospective on belonging” Maudlin House
excerpts from “church camp” rivulet
“the yanni girls” “family group chat” & “bilingual” DREGINALD
“catholic school uniform” Mujeristas Collective Issue IV (Print)
“La que guarda secretos” Hinchas de Poesia
“love poem” & “slipping / el ofo” TRANSMISSIONS FROM PLANET YIKES 1 (Print)
“the bilingual imagination” DUM DUM Zine (Print)
“it’s because i’m a gemini!” & “I like your organsMetatron Press #MicroMeta
“reading plath at 11pm” sublet projects


CalArts REEF Residency 2020-2021: persistence&rupture

Art + Activism

zines + exhibitions

I am most at home falling backwards
ambiguously ethnic
family values


Semiotext(e) Reynaldo Rivera: Provisional Notes for a Disappeared City
ArtChangeUS Art + Activism Exhibition Catalogue
Sublevel Magazine Issue 3: Stamina

reviews, interviews, and journalism

Review of Jhani Randhawa’s Time Regime, Full Stop
Review of Sheila J. Sadr’s Birthday Girl Full Stop
Review of Matt Mitchell’s ‘notes’ SPAM Cuts
Getting to an Imperfect, Queer Center: Interview with Marlee Grace Autostraddle
Review of Kamala Puligandla’s Zig Zags Full Stop
Reading List for the Revolution: Angela Davis & Radical Inspiration for 2021 Autostraddle
Q&A with Writer and CalArts Alum Rose Andersen 24700
Interview: Molly Allis on Queering Children’s Animation 24700
Interview: Meet Jessica Wawra (Kesselring), Hauser & Wirth’s Summer Curatorial Resident 24700
I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone: Interview with Chastity Belt’s Julia Shapiro BUST Magazine

readings + presentations

Tense Renderings Exhibition Launch (June 2022, The REEF DTLA)
Slipping Through: CalArts MFA Thesis Reading (May 2020, Zoom)
Discrepant Engagement: A Symposium of Interdisciplinary Writing (May 2020, Zoom)
The Beauty of the Beast: Reading and Book Release (Feb 2020, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA)
DUM DUM Zine Issue 6 Release(May 2019, The Echo, Echo Park, CA)
Emotional.Store Reading + Performance Night (August 2019, LA, CA)
CalArts Marathon Reading (April 2019, El Cid, Silver Lake, CA)