Chaffey College’s Center for Culture and Social Justice (CCSJ) and the Lavendar Coalition is happy to present nationally acclaimed Poet and Public Speaker, Yosimar Reyes. This event is presented with support from the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and in concert with the LGBT+ Advocates Committee. 

Yosimar Reyes was 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

Reyes is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow as well as the recipient of the Undocupoets Fellowship. He previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the media and culture organization, Define American. 

For more information contact Caleb Ulrich, caleb.ulrich@chaffey.edu.

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