The Westmoreland teams up with City of Asylum to present this installment of LatinX and Proud!, a reading series featuring and celebrating Latinx artists and empowering the local and national Latinx community. Participating poets were commissioned to create pieces in response to the exhibition Border Cantos | Sonic Border. The Latinx & Proud! Reading Series is excited to feature powerhouse poet José Olivarez! (full lineup forthcoming) Latinx & Proud! continues the important work of celebrating Latinx artists, and empowering the local and national Latinx community in this ongoing series.
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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 co-edited the poetry 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.