Jubi Arriola-Headley

Jubi Arriola-Headley (he/him) is a Black queer poet, storyteller, and first-generation United Statesian, and the author of the poetry collection original kink (Sibling Rivalry Press), recipient of the 2021 Housatonic Book Award. His second collection, Bound, will be published by Persea Books in February 2024.

Arriola-Headley’s work has received support from Yaddo, Millay Arts, Lambda Literary, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. His poems have been featured in Literary Hub, Kweli Journal, and Southern Humanities Review, on PBS NewsHour’s Brief But Spectacular, and elsewhere. He is currently at work on a memoir in essays, an excerpt of which received the 2023 First Pages Prize.

Arriola-Headley lives with his husband in South Florida on ancestral Tequesta, Miccosukee, and Seminole lands, and his work explores themes of masculinity, rage, pleasure, tenderness, and joy.


More Jubi Arriola-Headley

Text: Read Arriola Headley's "Hot Comb" at Literary Hub

Video: Watch Arriola-Headley on PBS NewsHour's Brief But Spectacular

Text: Read "Heliocentric Cento: After Sun Ra" at Kweli Journal


Photo by Beowulf Sheehan.