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Tue, Jun 27



Curated Conversation(s): José Olivarez & Oliver Sedano Jones

US poet José Olivarez and UK poet Oliver Sedano-Jones come together for a transatlantic discussion of their work.

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Curated Conversation(s): José Olivarez & Oliver Sedano Jones
Curated Conversation(s): José Olivarez & Oliver Sedano Jones

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Jun 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


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José Olivarez is a writer from Calumet City, IL. 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. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he co-edited the poetry anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. His poems are featured alongside photographs by Antonio Salazar in the multi-disciplinary poetic work, Por Siempre.

Oliver Sedano-Jones‘ work appears in Banshee, Tears in the Fence, Ink Sweat and Tears, Porridge, Spoonfeed, Postscript, Prototype and bath magg. He was shortlisted for the University of Hertfordshire Poem Prize in 2019 and the Wales Poetry Award 2020. He won the Write Bloody UK manuscript contest in 2021.

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