JH Phrydas is a writer, poet, and queer preservationist. He studied literature at UC Berkeley and poetry at Naropa University, where he explored how language and writing intersect with queerness and the body. He has published numerous essays on and offline. He is the author of Levitations (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015), Empire in Shade (Essay Press, 2017), and Imperial Physique (Punctum Books, 2019).

Over the past eight years, he has worked as a teacher, writer, editor, and content producer for universities, poetry magazines, startups, and nonprofits. His interests lie in long-form storytelling and has recently begun ghostwriting for private clients. You can access his portfolio here.

Phrydas is currently working on a biography of Mr. David Glamamore: underground fashion designer, drag performer, and queer icon. He lives in Echo Park, Los Angeles.