Poet & Organizer
Lip Manegio is a queer, trans nonbinary poet currently based in Boston where they are working towards a BFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College. Their favorite pastimes include crying to My Chemical Romance on public transit and smiling at dogs they pass on the street.
They represented Emerson College at CUPSI in 2018 & 2019, appeared on finals stages at FEMS 2018 and Capturing Fire International Queer Poetry Slam & Summit 2018, and were a member of the winning team at Vox Pop Poetry Tournament 2018.
Their work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Flypaper Magazine, Puerto del Sol, the minnesota review, Tin House, and elsewhere. They are the author of the self-published chapbooks Family Dinner and Antonyms for Girlhood. Their debut, We've All Seen Helena, is out now with Game Over Books.
Lip also works as a freelance event photographer and as an organizer for the Emerson Poetry Project, where they previously served as social media manager & design manager, and currently serve as co-president and slam master.
We've All Seen Helena - Game Over Books (chapbook)
orison for joan of arc - Pidgeonholes (forthcoming)
sestina in my father's handwriting - The Tulane Review (print, forthcoming)
2 Poems - Puerto del Sol
3 Poems - Diode
selections & redactions from '100 Bible Verses About Teeth' - Glass: A Journal of Poetry
cognominate - Tin House
a man tells me to keep my mouth closed and i bloom something ugly - the minnesota review (print)
2 Poems - Sinking City
2 Poems - antilang.
survival of the tomboy - soundbite
conversation between gerard way and my dysphoria - Flypaper Magazine
Total Facts Known About Gerard Way - Freezeray Poetry
IN WHICH MY GENDER & AN INFANT WITH COLIC ARE INDISTINGUISHABLE - Crab Fat Magazine
maxillary - Winter Tangerine (Brand New Fuss Workshop Anthology)
petros - Slamchop
I AM FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM THE HOLY LAND - voicemail poems
Praise for "We've All Seen Helena"
"We've All Seen Helena is an anthem so many of us can scream at the top of our lungs: the story of everything our heroes gave us, and the story of how we became our own heroes."
- Lyd Havens, author of I Gave Birth to All the Ghosts Here
"Holding a mirror to the flame, Lip interrogates how we understand our idols & then reimagines the face of survival."
- Brandon Melendez, author of Gold That Frames the Mirror