Chryss Yost is a poet, designer, and educator based in Santa Barbara, California. She is the co-editor of Gunpowder Press, an independent poetry publisher, and principal of Sungold Editions.
She served as Santa Barbara Poet Laureate from 2013-2015. She was awarded the Patricia Dobler Poetry Prize from Carlow University (selected by Patricia Smith) and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
“Ornamented” published by The Night Heron Barks, Spring 2021. Read the poem or listen to Chryss read it here.
Read about the While You Wait project in The Santa Barbara Independent (May 6, 2021).