José Olivarez is a writer from Calumet City, Ill. He is the author of Promises of Gold and Citizen Illegal. 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.
"The poem refuses to be a good worker"
José Olivarez and Antonio Salazar use poetry and photography to dive into the nuances of their Mexican American experience.
José Olivarez and Antonio Salazar