Portrait of Cyree, looking directly at the camera. He’s wearing a turquoise hat
Photo by Nicole Myles
Poetry Performance

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
20:50–21:10 Sun 14 Apr
Performance Space New York
 / New York


Tickets - Sliding Scale. Available in advance, or on the door if not sold out. This ticket allows you to attend all the events on Sunday evening from 7pm.

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson always brings raw fearless truth and the realest crip insight fully embedded in absolute lyrical lounge. This is exactly who you want on every talk show and who you wish would write, read, and touch tour your biography, your bedtime story of revolution and preservation, or your grandmother’s dance party. This Jersey cyborg makes Siri seem so early aughts while reminding us all that intelligence is artificial. You ought not sleep on this poetry.

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson is a writer and librarian living in New York City. His first book of poetry SLINGSHOT will be published by Nightboat Books in 2019. He is currently an Undergraduate Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, where he is also a candidate for an MFA. His work has appeared recently in The New York Times and WUSSY. He has given speeches and lectures at The White House, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Tufts University, and Mother Bethel AME Church, among other venues. He is a founding member of The Harriet Tubman Collective and The Deaf Poets Society.

Event Specific Access Notes

ASL and Real-Time Captioning (CART) for poetry reading.

If you have any questions or access requests please email boxoffice@PerformanceSpaceNewYork.org

For general festival and venue access info go here


Image Description: Portrait of Cyree, looking directly at the camera. He’s wearing a turquoise t-shirt and woollen beanie, and a navy patterned shirt. He wears vintage style glasses and has a pierced nose and septum. The out of focus background shows a body of water and a tree laden with red berries.