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 Poetry Daily, The Offing, Cream City Review, RHINO, Tokyo Poetry Journal, Visible Poetry Project, & elsewhere. He’s received fellowships & residencies from Callaloo, The Watering Hole, The Seventh Wave, & Brooklyn Poets. His poetry has been awarded Tinderbox’s 2020 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize & Pushcart Prize nominations. Now, he’s reading/curating poems for The Adroit Journal & Button Poetry, and working on a poetry collection about his mother & oyakodon. He’s uber passionate about anime, RnB music, and the power of Christ to change lives! Currently, he’s facilitating a biweekly zoom poetry book club open to the public. Message @fraziermichael to join!