Ziyi Yan (闫梓祎)

Ziyi Yan is a young Chinese writer living in connecticut. She is published or forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Rust and Moth, Kissing Dynamite, Peach Mag, and others. She is an alumna of the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship, Kenyon Young Writers Workshop, and Ellipsis writing workshop. Her writing has received a national gold medal and an American Voices Nomination through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Ziyi is the winner of the Piedmont Institution Communications Contest, the Marymount Manhattan Poetry Prize, and the Lillian Butler Davies Communications Contest for poetry. She has also been recognized by The Poetry Society, Poetry Society of Virginia, the National Council of Teachers of English, Rider University, the Claudia Ann Seaman Awards, and Frontier Poetry. In 2022, she founded The Dawn Review, a literary magazine dedicated to supporting writers and artists while promoting convention-defying work. ziyi is currently trying to publish her chapbook manuscript!Email: [email protected]
Instagram and Twitter: @Ziyiyan___
linkedin: Ziyi yan | Riverside, CT

Ziyi Yan (闫梓祎)

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lillian butler davies awards ceremony 2023
BreakBread reading 2023
Scholastic Awards Ceremony 2023
Connecticut Slam Poetry Finals 2023
Ellipsis Reading 2023
Kenyon young Writers Reading 2023
Interlochen Intensive Performance 2023
GHS Open Mic Mar & Jun 2023
Westport Senior Center 2023
Erika lutzner poetry salon 2023
Sunrise Senior Center Jul 2023 & Dec 2022
Maplewood Senior Center Sep & Dec 2022

Interview and Performance in "A Poetry Special" with CT Office of the Arts 2023

Interviews, reviews, & more (on behalf of the dawn review)

Ziyi Yan (闫梓祎)

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7 Gold Keys, 14 silver Keys, 1 Honorable Mention, 1 American Voices Nomination, and 1 National Gold Key for poetry; 1 Honorable Mention for Personal Essay & Memoir; 1 Honorable Mention for Short Story; 1 Gold Key for Critical Essay through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2020-2022First Class designation in National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing 2023Connecticut Youth Poet Laureate Runner-Up 20232nd Place in Connecticut Poetry Ourselves Slam contest 20231st place in Polyphony lit's "fragmentation" contest, summer 20232nd place for poetry in Rider University's national high school writing contest 2023Runner-Up in Claudia Ann Seaman Awards for Poetry 2023Longlisted for Frontier Poetry Hurt and Healing Prize 20231st place for poetry in the Lillian Butler Davies Communications Contest 20221st place in the Marymount Manhattan Poetry Contest 2022Poetry Finalist in BreakBread Literacy Project's Villena-Aldama Writing Contest 2022Commended Poet in Young Poets’ Network "Your Name is a Poem" challenge 20222nd place in the Poetry Society of Virginia's Student Contest 2022Honorable mention for poetry in Lillian Butler Davies Communications Contest 20211st place for poetry in Piedmont Institute Communications Contest 2021

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Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop 2023 with Paige Webb + prose poetry workshops with Kirsten ogdenInterlochen Performance Poetry Intensive 2023 with Jax NealEllipsis Writing "Advanced Poetry: Summoning the Intangible” workshop 2023 with Shangyang Fangurban word Youth Poet laureate workshops 2023Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship for Poetry 2022 with Jorrell WatkinsIowa Young Writers' Studio "Wild Things" workshop 2022 with Gilad JaffeWritopia Lab Creative Portfolio Program 2018-2021 with rachel dean

Editorial work & teaching:

founder and editor in chief of the dawn review, 2022-present
Poetry Instructor at BeHASSTic, 2022-Present
Senior Editor at Polyphony Lit 2022- present
fall contest judge at polyphony lit 2023