A Reading and Conversation with Poet José Olivarez
Presented by the Humanities Institute
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Online, via Zoom. To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Adroit Journal, NPR and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he is coeditor of The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. He is cohost 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, Paris Review and elsewhere.