José Olivarez

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants and the author of the book of poems, 'Citizen Illegal.' Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he is co-editing the forthcoming anthology, 'The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT.' He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods and a recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, & the Conversation Literary Festival. He lives in Chicago.