Tommy Pico



Author's Bio

Tommy “Teebs” Pico is author of the books IRL, Nature Poem, Junk, Feed, and myriad keen tweets including “sittin on the cock of the 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 Scream, Queen! and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub.

Writers Retreats: 

Publications & Prizes

Feed (Tin House Books, 2019)
Junk (Tin House Books, 2018)
Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017)
Prizes won: 

2017 Brooklyn Library Literary Prize, 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, 2017 Friends of Literature prize from the Poetry Foundation, 2018 American Book Award, 2018 Whiting Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
June Jordan, A.R. Ammons, Lauren Wilkinson, Jake Skeets

More Information

Identifies as: 
LGBTQ, Native American
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Last update: Apr 13, 2020