Jose Olivarez

Jose Olivarez

Jose Olivarez

José Olivarez is a poet from Calumet City, Illinois. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a founding member of the Teaching Artist Corps at Young Chicago Authors. He has performed and taught at high schools, universities, and book festivals across the country, and his work has been published or is forthcoming in The Acentos Review, Specter Magazine, Side B Magazine, Union Station Magazine, and Luna Luna among other places. His work has also been featured on Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie basketball blog, Chicago Public Radio, and on Mass Poetry’s PoeTry on the T program. His first book, Home Court, is now available.

Rhymes: Commonsense “Thisisme,” Kanye West “School Spirit,” and A Tribe Called Quest “Buggin’ Out”

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Home Court

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eve ewing

eve ewing

eve ewing

Eve Ewing is a writer and educator from Chicago. Currently, Eve is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her focus is on adolescent identity development, particularly around elements of race, gender, class, and community. She also studies the structure of American inequality, in the public education system and in broader society. Eve is also an organizer for the Massachusetts Literary Education and Performance Collective (MassLEAP), which presents the Boston edition of the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry slam festival. She is passionate about youth community-based writing programs, teaching and learning, and the philosophy, theory, and practice of comics and cartoons.

Rhymes: A Tribe Called Quest “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo,” M.I.A. “Paper Planes,” and Serengeti “Day By Day.”

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Songs from this Interview:

A Tribe Called Quest “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo”

Weezer “Buddy Holly”

Gwendolyn Brooks “We Real Cool”

Smashing Pumpkins “Perfect”

Daft Punk “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Summertime”

Cannibal Ox “Iron Galaxy (Instrumental)”

M.I.A. “Paper Planes”

M.I.A. “Galang”

Missy Elliot “Work It”

Public Enemy “Revolutionary Generation”

Serengeti “Day by Day”

Big K.R.I.T. “Wake Up”