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José Olivarez

José Olivarez is a poet, educator, and performer from Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Citizen Illegal (Haymarket Books, 2018), winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, and co-editor of the forthcoming BreakBeat Poets Vol 4: LatiNEXT. Olivarez is the recipient of fellowships from Poets House, The Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, CantoMundo, and others. Winner of the first annual Author & Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association, he is the cohost of the podcast The Poetry Gods and lives in New York City.

José Olivarez
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