About this speaker
MK Chavez is a Black Latinx writer and educator. She is the author of Mothermorphosis, Dear Animal, and several chapbooks including, A Brief History of the Selfie. Chavez curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and is co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She is poetry editor at Bronzeville Quarterly. She has been a visiting instructor at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, and Mills College. She is a recipient of the Alameda County Arts Leadership Award, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, the 2021 San Francisco Foundation/Nomadic Press literary award. She has received fellowships from Hedgebrook, Caldera, CantoMundo, Community of Writers, Sitka, and VONA. Her most recent work can be found in the Academy of Poets Poem-A-Day series and at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco with the Voice of Trees projects.