Lawrence Ypil

Lawrence Ypil. Photograph of a middle aged man smiling at the camera. He is seated outdoors in a garden.

Lawrence Lacambra Ypil is an award-winning poet and essayist whose work explores the intersection of text and image, and the role of material culture in the construction of cultural identity.

In 2020, he was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards and on the longlist for The Believer Book Awards for The Experiment of the Tropics, the winner of the inaugural Gaudy Boy Book Prize.

Lawrence has received MFAs from Washington University in St. Louis and from the Nonfiction Writing Program of the University of Iowa.

He teaches creative writing at Yale-NUS College.