Tommy Pico

India Downes-Le Guin

Tommy “Teebs” Pico is a poet from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation. He authored the books IRL (Birds LLC, 2016), winner of a 2017 Brooklyn Public Library literary prize, Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017), winner of a 2018 American Book Award, Junk (Tin House Books, 2018), Feed (forthcoming, Tin House Books 2019), and myriad keen tweets including “sittin on the cock of the gay.” He was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and winner of a 2018 Whiting Award. He co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker, co-hosts the podcast Food 4 Thot, and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub. You can find him on twitter.