is a poet, screenwriter, and literary translator from New York City who works in the service of racial and economic justice. Of Colombian heritage, Kenneth is the author of three limited edition prints of their poetry, most recently
CULTURAL CHANGE IN USA
(Queer.Archive.Work, 2021), and has performed and curated in venues and communities across the United States. At the age of 27 they were elected to the Board of Alders, the legislative body for the City of New Haven, and as the Alder for Ward 14 they helped secure the passage of historic legislation to increase police accountability.
Kenneth is a graduate of Yale University, where they received Bates, Cornell, Courture, and Yale-O’Neill Fellowships for their research and writing. They received their M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, where they were awarded a Lillian Disney Scholarship and a Truman Capote Fellowship.
Kenneth’s debut poetry collection,
MOPES: A Book of Poems in Three Acts
, was awarded the Fence Modern Poets Series Prize. It is now available!
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