the binch who stole christmas
Hi, I’m Tommy. I’m borderline shy/wild, my Myers-Briggs is IDGAF, and I hate being at gay bars alone because I’m annoyed when people try to talk to me and offended when they don’t. I’m a poet I guess, and now a screenwriter or whatever, I co-host this dumb podcast for jerks and I’ve begrudgingly realized I’m a performer. I promise not to talk too much about it. If you’re a publisher or an editor or hosting a night and you need one of those tidy authot I mean author bio’s you will find a couple versions if you scroll all the way to the bottom. In general I’m a fan of chicken tenders, Sade, running, memory foam, indigeneity, Bob’s Burgers, nachos, Janet Jackson, pizza, gummy candy, other people’s cats, Wayne’s World, Sister Act & Sister Act 2, rainbow sherbet, zines, the beach, Beyoncé, Big Mouth, scary movies, karaoke, Betty & Veronica Double Digest, Natasha Rothwell, fizzy drinks, Rihanna & Rihanna memes, GOSSIP OMG I LOVE GOSSIP NOT NECESSARILY THE BAND I MEAN THE BAND DUH BUT IF U HAVE HOT GOSS IM ALL FREAKIN EARS, tall dudes like FREAKishly tall dudes but like when we get roughed up for being fairies I don’t want to be the only one fighting you know? and my friends. Wait why does this feel like a dating site or like an interview? Jfc move on already.
Tommy “Teebs” Pico is author of the books IRL, Nature Poem, Junk, Feed, and myriad keen tweets including “sittin on the cock of gay.” Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now splits his time between Los Angeles and Brooklyn. He co-curates the reading series Poets with Attitude, co-hosts the podcast Food 4 Thot, and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub.
That long stroke I mean bio:
Tommy “Teebs” Pico is author of the books IRL (Birds, LLC, 2016), winner of the 2017 Brooklyn Library Literary Prize and a finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017), winner of a 2018 American Book Award and finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award, Junk (Tin House Books, 2018), Feed (forthcoming 2019 from Tin House Books), and the zine series Hey, Teebs. He was the founder and editor in chief of birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press, and zine that published art and writing from 2008-2013. He was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, was awarded the 2017 Friends of Literature prize from the Poetry Foundation, won a 2018 Whiting Award, and he’s been profiled in Time Out New York, the New York Times, and the New Yorker. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now splits his time between Los Angles and Brooklyn. He co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker at the Ace Hotel, co-hosts the podcast Food 4 Thot, and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub. @heyteebs