Emanuel Xavier

Emanuel Xavier is the author of seven books of poetry: Love(ly) Child (Rebel Satori Press, 2023); Selected Poems of Emanuel Xavier (Rebel Satori Press, 2021); Radiance (Rebel Satori Press, 2016); Nefarious (Rebel Satori Press, 2013); Americano (Rebel Satori Press, 2012); Pier Queen (Rebel Satori Press, 2012); and If Jesus Were Gay (Rebel Satori Press, 2020), as well as the novel Christ Like (Rebel Satori Press, 2019). He is editor of Me No Habla With Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry (Rebel Satori Press, 2011); Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press, 2008); and Bullets & Butterflies: queer spoken word poetry (suspect thoughts press, 2005).

Xavier’s honors include the Marsha A. Gomez Cultural Heritage Award, a New York City Council Citation, a Gay City News Impact Award, and an International Latino Book Award.

A former homeless gay teen, Xavier is a longtime gay rights activist and homeless youth advocate. He appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and regularly tours around the world as a spoken word artist. Xavier currently works for Penguin Random House and is on the board of The Publishing Triangle. He lives in New York City.