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Bryan Northup (he/him) is a queer poet and visual artist creating sculptural artwork with discarded materials and reimagined meanings with his words.

Bryan grew up in California where he graduated from California College of the Arts in Oakland, California with a BFA in Fine Art Photography. He relocated to Chicago in 2008 where he and his husband became the adoptive parents to four young men and boys of various ages and neurodiversities.

Bryan has written poetry throughout his life, but returned to the craft in earnest in 2020 during the pandemic. He is currently working on his debut collection of poetry.
Bryan is also a multi-disciplinary environmental artist.  He has exhibited his sculpture, installations and assemblage work made of single-use plastics both nationally and abroad.

Bryan was born in Los Angeles, CA and currently resides in Oak Park, IL.


"Mountain Made For Me", Nature Knows the Way Anthology, 2023


"Nothing Happened at First" forthcoming in the Oberon poetry magazine, 2023 


"Friends Brothers Lovers Others" forthcoming in the Spring 2024 Beyond Queer Words Anthology

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