Joey De Jesus

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Joey De Jesus
Nationality American
Pronouns they/them[1]
Gender identity genderqueer[2]

Joey De Jesus is an American writer, performer, community activist, and political candidate.

Their work includes the poetry collection NOCT: The Threshold of Madness, which was a selection of the 2019 Atlas Review chapbook contest, and the poetry collection HOAX, forthcoming from The Operating System in 2020.[3][4] They have received numerous awards and fellowships for their work, including a 2020 ArtFP grant from BRIC Arts Media, and a 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship.[5][6]

De Jesus is a Democrat in New York City and former candidate for New York State Assembly District 38.[7]

De Jesus grew up in to a working-class family in Soundview, New York, and as a child attended Ethical Culture Fieldston School.[8] After graduating from Oberlin College, De Jesus went on to earn two master's degrees in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and performance studies from New York University.

De Jesus's poems have been published widely, including in The Brooklyn Rail, Drunken Boat, The Academy of American Poets, Guernica, Brooklyn Magazine, and elsewhere.

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  2. @DeJesusSaves (April 24, 2020). "Those two doors had constituents in them who'd signed to get me on the ballot. Families. This was after the stay-at-home order. She was attempting to build a case of fraud against me (the only genderqueer anti-capitalist running for SA) to have me removed from the ballot. What?" – via Twitter.
  3. "2019 Chapbook Winners". Atlas Review. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  4. "Seed Catalog: Welcome OS Class of 2020 | The Operating System Blog". Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  5. "Congratulations to 2019-2020 ArtFP Artists". BRIC. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  6. "Directory of Artist Fellows and Finalists | New York Fellowship for the Arts" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  7. "Who's Facing a 2020 primary challenge in the state legislature?". City & State New York. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  8. "Interview of Joey De Jesus". La Bloga. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
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