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José Olivarez

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 won the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize.

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  • The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4

    Edited by Felicia Rose Chavez, José Olivarez, et al.

    A BreakBeat Poets anthology that opposes silence and re-mixes the soundtrack of the Latinx diaspora across diverse poetic traditions.

  • Citizen Illegal

    Citizen Illegal is a book composed in the space between Mexico & America. It is a celebration of Chicano joy, a shout against erasure, and a vibrant re-imagining of Mexican American life.