Please join us for a virtual reading, conversation and Q&A with JOSÉ OLIVAREZ, co-editor of the new poetry anthology LATINEXT. This event will take place on Instagram Live. Tune in at 7 PM CST via @wcfbook or @_joseolivarez.

About the book: In the dynamic tradition of the BreakBeat Poets anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT celebrates the embodied narratives of Latinidad. Poets speak from an array of nationalities, genders, sexualities, races, and writing styles, staking a claim to our cultural and civic space. Like Hip-Hop, we honor what was, what is, and what's next.

About the author: José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize. It was named a top book of 2018 by The Adroit Journal, NPR, and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he is co-editor of the anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association and named a Debut Poet of 2018 by Poets & Writers. In 2019, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: Latinext By Felicia Chavez, José Olivarez (Editor), Willie Perdomo (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642591293
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Haymarket Books - April 1st, 2020

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