Yanyi is a poet and critic. In 2018, he won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, awarded by Carl Phillips, for his first book, The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press, April 2019). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Tin House, A Public Space, and Granta, and he is the recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers Workshop and Poets House. Currently, he is an associate editor at Foundry and an MFA candidate in poetry at NYU. Find him at yanyiii.com and y_a_n_y_i.