Gavin Yuan Gao


Gavin Yuan Gao is a genderqueer non-binary poet. Their debut poetry collection, At the Altar of Touch, was published by the University of Queensland Press in 2022 and won the 2023 Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry. They currently live in Austin, Texas, where they are a James A Michener Fellow in poetry at the Michener Center for Writers.


At the subway station

Poetry In a world of cunning shadesI’m the only sleuth. I hop on the train bound for a futureI’ve been hired to investigate. For a moment all lights flickerin reverence or prayeras if dragged this way and that by their roots. A delicate...

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