Dimitri Reyes

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Newark, NJ

Author's Bio

Dimitri Reyes is a Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist, content creator, organizer, and educator from Newark, NJ. He has organized poetry events such as #PoetsforPuertoRico and has read at The Dodge Poetry Festival, Split This Rock, and the American Poetry Museum. His forthcoming book, Every First and Fifteenth won the Digging Press 2020 Chapbook Award. Some of his work is published in Vinyl, Kweli, Entropy, Cosmonauts, Obsidian, & Acentos among others. He is the Marketing & Communications Director at CavanKerry Press and an Artist-in-Residence with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. You can also find him discussing poetry & teaching lessons on Youtube, his blog, and Patreon.

Publications & Prizes


Journals: ,
Barely South Review
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Spoken Word

Comments from a Roadside Altar (2020)
Leaning Into the Unknown: An Artist's Response to COVID-19 Part 2 (2020)
Lincoln Park Music Festival 2020 (2020)
We're Still Wailers (2020)
Mother Botanica & Spray Cans Like Bread (2019)
Kyrie 4's (2018)
Prizes won: 

Moving Words 2020 Poetry & Video Project; Digging Press 2020 Chapbook Award; SLICE Magazine's 2017 Bridging the Gap Award; 2017 Arcturus Poetry Prize Finalist

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Willie Perdomo, reg e gaines, Julia de Burgos, June Jordan, Tracy K. Smith, Martín Espada, Roger Reeves, Rich Villar, Louis Reyes Rivera, Rigoberto González, Eduardo C. Corral, Juan Felipe Herrera, Antonio Lopez, José Olivarez, Cheswayo Mphanza, Cornelius Eady, Joseph O. Legaspi, Afaa Michael Weaver, Li-Young Lee, Rudy Fransisco, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Marina Carreira, paulA neves, Hugo Dos Santos, Leah "Lyric" Jackson, Amiri Baraka, Miguel Algarín, Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, Len Lawson, Urayoán Noel, Sami Miranda, Anthony Morales, Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez, Tony Medina, and many many more.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
BIPOC, Caribbean American, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Puerto Rican
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Children, Homelessness, Immigration, Incarcerated individuals, Men, Mental Health, Schools, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Newark, NJ
New Jersey
Raised in: 
Newark, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Dec 26, 2020