University of Texas Libraries presents Documenting Joy: Shifting the Narrative in Undocumented Storytelling
Yosimar Reyes is an undocumented American poet and activist who was born in Guerrero, Mexico and raised in East San Jose, California. 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. He has also toured and presented in 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.