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KB Brookins

Writer + Cultural Worker
Austin, Texas

Professional bio:

KB Brookins is a Black, queer, and trans writer, cultural worker, and artist from Texas. Their writing is featured in Poets.org, HuffPost, Poetry Magazine, Teen Vogue, Poetry Society of America, Oxford American, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. KB’s chapbook How To Identify Yourself with a Wound won the Saguaro Poetry Prize and the Writer’s League of Texas Discovery Poetry Prize; it was also named an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. KB’s debut full-length poetry collection Freedom House has been recommended by Vogue, Autostraddle, Ms. Magazine, and other publications. 

They have earned fellowships and residencies from PEN America, Lambda Literary, Tin House, Civil Rights Corps, The Anderson Center, The Watering Hole, and elsewhere. KB’s poem “Good Grief” won the Academy of American Poets 2022 Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize. Currently, KB is a National Endowment of the Arts fellow; MFA candidate at The University of Texas at Austin; and at work on a solo art installation titled Freedom House: An Exhibition. 

KB is represented by Annie DeWitt at The Shipman Agency. Their debut memoir Pretty (Alfred A. Knopf) releases in 2024. Follow them online at @earthtokb, and subscribe to their sporadic opinions/updates through their newsletter, Out of This World.

Personal bio:
Hey! I'm KB and I wanna write Black/queer/trans/Texan stories for Film and TV. Connect with me?
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