Kyle Dacuyan

Kyle Dacuyan

Kyle Dacuyan is the Senior Manager of Literary Outreach & Activism for PEN America. In this role, he engages the literary community in a diverse range of activist opportunities; facilitates partnerships with cultural, community, and advocacy organizations; and supports the curation of PEN’s literary content and programming. Previously, Kyle served as Associate Director of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America where he implemented mentorship and recruitment initiatives to expand the trade’s diversity, in addition to supporting institutions and key partners on archive development for underrepresented voices and histories. Prior to that, as Manager of Recruitment & Development for ESC of New England, he led the launch of ESC’s Professional Development Institute, a workshop and training program for activists and nonprofit leaders in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He has co-organized numerous public actions and advocacy campaigns—around LGBTQ equality and protections, state education and public transportation funding to support recently displaced individuals, and most recently in defense of public arts funding. Kyle holds an MFA in Poetry from Emerson College. His work has been published in Best New Poets, Lambda Literary, and DIAGRAM, among other places, and has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Poets House, and the Academy of American Poets.