Jo Reyes-Boitel

Poet

TX
Phone: 
210-884-4927
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

jo reyes-boitel is a poet, essayist, and playwright. jo is also a queer, mixed-Latinx parent working in community. jo is a former music researcher and novice hand percussionist who incorporates music within their writing.

jo’s work includes Michael + Josephine, a novel in verse (FlowerSong Press, 2019) and their poetry chapbook, mouth (Neon Hemlock, 2021), moves from acknowledging femme-bodied prejudice toward liberation. Their recently produced operetta, she wears bells, was funded and produced twice in 2020. Publications include or are forthcoming from The Ice Colony, OyeDrum, Scalawag Journal, and Switchgrass Review.

jo serves as a mentor editor with Red Salmon Arts/Resistencia Bookstore, supporting chosen poets in the development of their first book, and as an advisory editor for FlowerSong Press, supporting the independent press’ mission in lifting voices from, about, and throughout the borderlands.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Michael + Josephine (FlowerSong Press, 2019)
Chapbook:
mouth (Neon Hemlock, 2021)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Cuban American, Mexican American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Immigration, LGBTQ, Women
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
St. Paul, MN
Minnesota
Raised in: 
San Antonio, TX
Texas
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Last update: Sep 27, 2021