Hall Center for the Humanities Summer Speaker Series: José Olivarez
Presented by the Hall Center for the Humanities and The Commons.
José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants and author of the poetry collection Citizen Illegal (2018), winner of the Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, a finalist for the prestigious PEN/Jean Stein Book award, and named a top book of 2018 by the New York Public Library.
In 2018, Olivarez was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he is co-editing the forthcoming anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods, and a recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, and the Conversation Literary Festival.
Olivarez is a master teaching artist. In 2017-2018, he was the Lead Teaching Artist for the Teen Lab Program at the Art Institute in Chicago, IL. In the past, he has led writing workshops & diversity trainings for institutions such as The Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum of Harlem, The Adirondack Center for Writing, Inside Out Literary Arts, and many more community organizations & universities. A recipient of the 2019 Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, his work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Chicago Magazine, and elsewhere.
Zoom webinar: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/91380019229
Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Artist Talk, Book Talk, Faculty Event, Framing the Dialogue, Graduate Student Event, Lecture, Migration Lecture Series, Performance, Public Event, Public Scholarship, Student Event, University Lecture Series, Visiting Scholar