KB Brookins

KB Brookins is a Black queer and trans writer, cultural worker, and artist from Texas. KB’s chapbook, How To Identify Yourself with a Wound, won the Saguaro Poetry Prize, a Writer’s League of Texas Discovery Prize, and a Stonewall Honor Book Award. Their debut poetry collection, Freedom House, won the American Library Association Barbara Gittings Literature Award. KB’s debut memoir, Pretty, releases on May 28, 2024 with Alfred A. Knopf.

Rap Rights

Hip Hop was my first love, and it didn’t love me back.