Kit Yan is a transgender, queer, Asian American from Hawaii and an award-winning slam poet and performer. His work has been featured in Flicker and Spark and Troubling the Line, as well as Vetch, Original Plumbing, and elsewhere. His first full-length solo slam poetry show, Queer Heartache, has toured around the country and was featured in last year's Chicago Fringe Festival, where it was awarded the spirit of fringe award, artists’ pick award, and audience choice award at the 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival. This spring, Queer Heartache was published as a poetry collection through Trans-Genre Press, and this summer, the show will come to the NYC Trans Poetry Festival and San Francisco Fringe.