Keenan Teddy Smith is a poet and essayist from Flint, Michigan. He has published poems in The Shade Journal, The Columbia Review, American Chordata, and Foundry Journal, and was named an Emerging” Poet by The Shade Journal and a rising voice of a growing “queer poetics of color” in T: The New York Times Style Magazine. He also has words in PAPER Magazine and Hyperallergic. His writings can be found at keenanteddysmith.com, and he can also be found @legallyteddy on Twitter and Instagram. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.