In the spirit of National Poetry Month, Yosimar Reyes a San Jose Poet spits his poem "One Day They Will Know Our Names".
From the Mountains of Guerrero, Mexico comes Yosimar Reyes, a Two-Spirit Poet/Activist Based out of San Jose, CA. His style has been described as "a brave and vulnerable voice that shines light on the issues affecting Queer Immigrant Youth and the many disenfranchised communities in the U.S and throughout the world."
Yosimar’s distinct style has managed to get him to perform from the Bay Area to New York City (always Representing East Side San Jose and his beautiful Mexico).
He holds the title for the 2005 as well as the 2006 South Bay teen Grand SLAM Champion, has been featured in the Documentary 2nd Verse: the Rebirth of Poetry. (2ndversefilm.com) And published in Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press) His words have open up concerts for Carlos Santana in his latest endeavor Architects of a New Dawn, a multimedia project launched earlier this year. (Aoand.com)
He is currently touring his self-published chapbook For Colored Boys Who speaks softly…
When he is not rocking the stage with his Diva attitude you catch Yosimar waiting for the bus and sharing PALABRA with his Abuelita always breaking it down hood and speaking from a community spirit.
He currently lives in East Side San Jose.
Video shot and produce by Jean Melesaine.