José Olivarez

José Olivarez


José Olivarez is a writer from Calumet City, IL. He is the author of PROMISES OF GOLD and CITIZEN ILLEGAL. 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 The Adroit Journal, NPR, and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he co-edited the poetry anthology, THE BREAKBEAT POETS VOL. 4: LATINEXT. His poems are featured alongside photographs by Antonio Salazar in the multi-disciplinary poetic work, POR SIEMPRE.

Events with José Olivarez

How We Became/Become: Latinidad, Identity, & Love

10 May 2023
6:30 pm
The New School: Kellen Auditorium