recent publications and performances
“bitter oranges“, a micro-essay featured at NYU’s Intervenxions.
Three poems up at OyeDrum Magazine. They also invited me for an discussion on their podcast with host, musician and songwriter Hilary Davies. Listen in as we discuss queer identity, hybridity in writing, what it means to parent and the ideas around womanhood.
The 90th anniversity of the Battle of Puebla still finds Mexican/Central American/Indigenous communities pushing against American systems meant to tear down these communities systemically. A group of us (ire’ne lara silva, Mauricio Novoa, Gris Munoz, and me) were invited to read in honor of the victory in this battle and in recognition of the ways we are still working through this confluence of cultures. Stream the video here.
Scalawag Magazine’s new series, poetry & playlists, features a poem and a 5 song playlist that works with that poem. My poem, chicharras, is one in this series! Check it out here.
La Voz de Esperanza featured work by Latina poets with new book releases in its April 2019 publication. Published in conjunction with the April 6th reading at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center.
[longing] a new poem, up at Cloud Women’s Quarterly.
Find three of my recent poems at Chachalaca Review. This review is pretty great. You should send your work here.
Windward Review chose me for the Author Spotlight in June 2020 (Pride Month!). http://www.windward-review.com/authors-spotlight/jo-reyes-boitel
music and recordings
I use music to help my writing along, and end up creating playlists for many of my works in progress. Follow me on Spotify for clues into “The Balance”, my novella in progress, or my guilty pleasure – 1970s love and break-up songs.
I have a few poems posted on SoundCloud too, in case you miss my voice.
Neon Hemlock, small press offering gorgeous fantasy/syfy/queer texts necessary in every library.
FlowerSong Press, publishing books with so much energy! www.flowersongpress.com
RAICES Action : because we all need to help those who would be our neighbors.
fun things from me, jo, available now on joisamystery.wordpress.com.