MK Chavez


MK Chavez is a Black Latinx writer, educator, and curator. Chavez is the co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival, co-curator of Lyrics & Dirges, and teaches and supports writers at Ouroboros Writing Lab. Chavez writes about identity, human injustices, environmental degradation, horror films, magic, and ritual. Dear Animal, Chavez’s first full collection, won the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles award. Their other books include Mothermorphosis, the lyric essay chapbook A Brief History of the Selfie, and Virgin Eyes. You can find Chavez’ work among the trees in Golden Gate Park through the Voices of the Trees Project.