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

“on deprivation” voicemail poems
“grammar games” “existence, mapped” & “sepulchre” Sumou Mag
“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
“call sarah” & “I used to believe in everything” Rag Queen Periodical

reviews, interviews, and journalism

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

zines + exhibitions

ambiguously ethnic
family values


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


Art + Activism

readings + presentations

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)