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National Poetry Month: BHCC One Book with Award-winning Poet, Author and Educator, José Olivarez, Citizen Illegal
Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Co-sponsored with the 2022 Spring Arts Festival Remarks by One Book Project Coordinator, Naoko Akai-Dennis, Professor, English Department José Olivarez’s debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal (2018), won the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award. He is the co-author of Home Court (2014), and the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. The son of Mexican immigrants, Olivarez earned a BA from Harvard University; he has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and the Conversation Literary Festival. In 2019, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His work has been featured in BreakBeat Poets, the Adroit Journal, the Rumpus, Hyperallergic, The Paris Review and elsewhere. He is a coeditor of BreakBeat Poets 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books). Join by Zoom Join by Phone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) Meeting ID: 833 4954 0708 Passcode: 959673