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 2019). The recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers Workshop and Poets House, his recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in LA Review of Books, Poetry and Bellevue Literary Review. Currently, he is an associate editor at Foundry. Find him at yanyiii.com.