Anaïs Duplan is a trans* poet, curator, and artist. He is the author of the book of essays Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture (Black Ocean, 2020), the poetry collection Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016), and the chapbook Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). His video works have been exhibited by Flux Factory, Daata Editions, the 13th Baltic Triennial in Lithuania, and will be exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in L.A in 2021. As an independent curator, he has facilitated curatorial projects in Chicago, Boston, Santa Fe, and Reykjavík. He was a 2017-2019 joint Public Programs fellow at the Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem. In 2016, he founded the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for artists of color, based at Iowa City’s artist-run organization Public Space One. Duplan was the guest editor for Poem-a-Day for June 2021.