Michael Frazier is a poet & educator based in central Japan. He graduated from NYU, where he was the 2017 poet commencement speaker & a co-champion of CUPSI. He’s performed at Nuyorican Poets Café, Lincoln Center, & Gallatin Arts Festival, among other venues. His poems appear, or are forthcoming, in The Offing, Cream City Review, RHINO, Tokyo Poetry Journal, Visible Poetry Project, & elsewhere. His writing has been supported by Callaloo, The Watering Hole, The Seventh Wave, & Brooklyn Poets. A recipient of Tinderbox’s 2020 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize & Pushcart Prize nominations, he currently is a staff reader for The Adroit Journal & video curator for Button Poetry. He’s working on a poetry collection about his mother & oyakodon, & can talk for days about anime, poetry, and how Christ has changed his life. Currently, he’s facilitating a biweekly zoom poetry book club open to the public! Message @fraziermichael to join!