KB Brookins is a Black queer multi-genre writer, cultural worker, and author of How To Identify Yourself with a Wound (Kallisto Gaia Press, 2022). Their poems and essays are published in Academy of American Poets, Huffington Post, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. KB has earned fellowships from PEN America and Lambda Literary among others, and they currently serve as the 2022-23 Poet-In-Residence at Civil Rights Corps. KB has two forthcoming books, Freedom House (Deep Vellum Publishing, 2023) and PRETTY (Alfred A. Knopf, 2024). Follow them online at @earthtokb.