Poet José Olivarez: Citizen Illegal

Chicago poet José Olivarez appeared as part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme "Beyond Borders."

In his stunning debut poetry collection, Citizen Illegal, poet José Olivarez explores the stories, contradictions, joys, and sorrows that embody life in the spaces between Mexico and America. 

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