Offered by Stanislaus State, these three workshops are led by Yosimar Reyes, a nationally-acclaimed poet and public speaker. This is the first workshop of the series, with the others scheduled for March 22 and April 19. Register in advance for the link to join the workshop.
Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work.
The Advocate named Reyes one of “13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World,” and Remezcla included Reyes on their list of “10 Up And Coming Latinx Poets You Need To Know.”
His first collection of poetry, “For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly,” was self-published after a collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santana. His work has also been published in various online journals and books, including “Mariposas: An Anthology of Queer Modern Latino Poetry” (Floricanto Press), “Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out” (Cognella Press), and the forthcoming “Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry” (Kórima Press). Reyes was featured in the documentary “2nd Verse: The Rebirth of Poetry.”
He is a Lambda Literary Fellow as well as the recipient of the Undocupoets Fellowship. Reyes previously served as artist-in-residence at the media and culture organization, Define American.
Reyes has toured and presented at university campuses across the United States. He is currently working on his one-man show, “Prieto,” to premiere in the near future. Reyes holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.
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