Yosimar Reyes is a nationally acclaimed poet, educator, performance artist and public speaker. Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work.
His first collection of poetry, “For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly…” was self-published after a collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santana. He was featured in the documentary, "2nd Verse: The Rebirth of Poetry." Reyes has toured and presented on university campuses all over the United States. He is the co-founder of performance ensemble, La Maricolectiva, a community-based performance group of queer undocumented poets.
Reyes holds a B.A in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and is an Arts Fellow at Define American, an organization founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas (DefineAmerican.Com).