Latinx & Proud! Reading Series Special Edition ft. José OlivarezWednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (Run-time 90 min)
The Latinx & Proud! Reading Series is excited to feature powerhouse poet José Olivarez! (full lineup forthcoming) Latinx & Proud! continues the important work of celebrating Latinx artists, and empowering the local and national Latinx community in this ongoing series. This event is in proud partnership with The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, who’ve commissioned tonight’s poets to respond to their Border Cantos I Sonic Border Exhibit. This exhibit is a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo inspired by the Mexican-American border region and its human impact.
¡Ven a celebrar con nosotros! (Come celebrate with us!)
José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, 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. He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association and named a Debut Poet of 2018 by Poets & Writers. In 2019, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere.
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art offers a place to share compelling and meaningful cultural experiences that open the door to new ideas, perspectives and possibilities. We imagine a world in which everyone feels valued and represented.
Latinx & Proud! Series Advisory Board: AdrianaE.Ramírez, Malcolm Friend & Karla Lamb
The mission of the Latinx & Proud! reading series is to incite conversation, empower, & amplify the Latinx community in Pittsburgh, PA & beyond.