Khaya “Khalypso” Osbourne is a Sacramento-based activist, actor, and poet. They are fat, black, neurodivergent, queer, and an agender badass. Their work can be found in Francis House, Rigorous Journal, Blood Orange Review, Calamus Journal, Crab Fat Magazine, Black Napkin Press, Rising Phoenix Review, and Shade Journal, as well as a few others. They were a poetry editor for Cerurove Magazine, Culaccino Magazine and the Social Media Manager of Black Napkin Press. A Sacramento Poetry Slam Champion that became a member on 2018 Sac Unified Poetry Slam Team and participated in the 2018 National Poetry Slam in Chicago, IL. The team ranked top 20 in the National Poetry Slam Finals. Their chapbook, The Hottentot Lights the Gas Herself, was a runner up for the 2018 Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize. They are the 2019 Sacramento Youth Poet Laureate, a Leo-Virgo cusp. Source