Tylyn K. Johnson (he/they) is a part-time writer from Indianapolis, IN. An Honors BSW graduate from the University of Indianapolis, he writes to honor the traditions of storytelling and empowerment he comes from through the framed lenses of Black and Queer artistry. Their language has appeared in Brainchild Magazine, Queen Spirit Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, and Rigorous, among other spaces. They are also a recipient of the 2021 Myong Chan Son Haiku Award. His projects and social media can be found at https://linktr.ee/tykywrites.

Previous Circulation

The poem "Cuando yo escribo in another language in veneration" has been previously featured on the website of the University of Indianapolis for Session 40 of the 2021 Scholars Showcase (as a file and as part of a reading). 2021 Scholars Showcase page: https://uindy.edu/scholars-showcase/scholars-showcase-2021 Feature as Google Drive file: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16I3kya6Er4-w5By8cmXcDz79foxpAlXE?usp=sharing Unlisted YouTube reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn1xk__dkio I believe I should have permission to republish the work in Toyon (there was never any communication that the work could not be republished).

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