virtual event next week + updates

Been surprised by how busy I’ve been this month. I definitely plan on posting some microreviews in July. In the meantime, here’s some of what I’ve been and will be up to 🙂

event has been cancelled

Super-excited to be doing a virtual event next week with dope poet and fellow Black Lawrence Press author Alan Chazaro. I’ve admired Chazaro’s work for a few years and have found it a delight to read as well as teach. Here are the details of the event including the registration link:

[UPDATE: The event below has been cancelled.]

WHAT: Black Lawrence Press Reading Series: José Angel Araguz & Alan Chazaro
WHEN: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022 08:00 PM, EDT
WHERE: online, Zoom
REGISTRATION: This event requires pre-registration.

Also, I continue to be grateful and humbled by the reactions to Rotura. It really means a lot to me to have people engage with the work, either by buying a copy of the book, attending a virtual event, or checking out excerpts online.

Here are some recent reviews I’m excited to share:

  • Thank you to poet and dear friend, Kathleen Aguero, for including Rotura in the Kenyon Review’s “KR 2022 Summer Reading Recommendations” list.
  • I am also grateful for Denise, one of the writers for the site New Pages, for doing a short review of Rotura.
  • Lastly, thank you to Rochelle Jewel Shapiro for spending time with my book and writing a review of it on her blog.

A black cat peering out of a box.

Lastly, here is a picture of my cat Semilla whose eyes are a wonder in themselves, no?



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