JOSÉ OLIVAREZ & POUPEH MISSAGHI
The IWP Between the Lines Program presents José Olivarez and Poupeh Missaghi, who will read from their work.
José Olivarez is the author of Citizen Illegal, which was shortlisted for the 2019 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. "Citizen Illegal is a fearless, instrumental, honest collection of poetry. In other words, the book is fire— Olivarez's poetry navigates the razor sharp duality and utter contradiction of citizenship." —Willie Perdomo
Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is a co-host of the podcast, The Poetry Gods, and has been published in the anthology The BreakBeat Poets.
Poupeh Missaghi is a writer, educator, English/Persian translator, and is Iranís editor-at-large for Asymptote. Her work has appeared in Entropy, The Brooklyn Rail, The Feminist Wire, World Literature Today, Guernica, and The Quarterly Conversation.