José Olivarez
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.