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Tacoma Reads: Conversation and Reading with Poet Yosimar Reyes

January 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for a conversation and reading with acclaimed poet and public speaker Yosimar Reyes. 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.” Registration is required. Ages 13 to 24.

This conversation is affiliated with Tacoma Reads 2020 and will be introduced and guided by JC Ortega Esquinca. JC is an advocate with Tacoma’s Rainbow Center. Thank you to our partner organization Seeds: Queer and Latinx Book Club who helped offer this special event.

Registered attendees will receive a zoom link one hour prior to the beginning of the event. If you would like a reminder call a few days before the event, please send an email titled “Yosimar Reyes Event” to Sara Holloway, Teen Services Librarian (sholloway@tacomalibrary.org) and provide your name and phone number in the body of the email.

Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Yosimar Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work.

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.”

Tacoma Reads is a city-wide reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common text.

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January 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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