Photo by  Travis Jensen

Photo by Travis Jensen


My name is JH Phrydas, and I'm a poet, editor, and independent scholar. I studied literature at UC Berkeley and poetry at Naropa University, where I explored the ways in which language and writing intersect with queerness and the body.  I have published numerous essays on and offline, and my first book of poetry, Levitations, was published in 2015 by Timeless, Infinite Light. 

Over the past five years, I have worked as a teacher, writer, editor, and producer for universities, poetry magazines, startups, and nonprofits. My interests lie in exploring queerness, history, and art as routes towards new types of world-building. I am currently working on a biography of Mr. David Glamamore: underground fashion designer, drag queen, and queer icon. I split my time between Koreatown/LA and SOMA/SF.

"For those who believe in a livable life. For sussing out tactics for a livable future."

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