DENA IGUSTI (they/he) is a queer Indonesian Muslim poet, playwright, and producer born and raised in Queens, New York. They are the author of CUT WOMAN (Game Over Books). They are the Managing Director and Executive Producer of EXILED TONGUES, the co-founder of Asian multidisciplinary arts collective UNCOMMON;YOU and literary press Short Line Review. He is a 2018 NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador and 2017 Urban Word Federal Hall Fellow. He is a 2019 Player’s Theatre Resident Playwright for their co-written Off-Broadway production SHARUM. Their choreopoem, CUT WOMAN was featured at Prelude Festival 2020. He is a 2020 Seventh Wave Editorial Resident, 2020 Ars Nova Emerging Leaders Fellow and part of Spotify Sound Up’s 2020 cohort. His work has been featured in BOAAT Press, Peregrine Journal, and several other publications. He has performed at The Brooklyn Museum, The Apollo Theater, the 2018 Teen Vogue Summit, and several venues across the nation.


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