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Christopher Perez

Visiting Professor

Side Profile of Christopher Perez with a water body in the background.
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Christopher Rey Pérez is a poet from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. His first book, gauguin’s notebook, received the 2015 Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize from Lake Forest College. He is also the author of Fayuca, a book on markets and movement, with diSONARE Editorial in Mexico City, and Future Tourism, a chapbook with Sputnik & Fizzle on love, travel, and class. He edited Aliens Beyond Paradise/Alienígenas más allá del paraíso (Wendy’s Subway, ‘19) and has published several chapbooks, pamphlets, and artist books in Mexico, Brazil, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, and other places.

Christopher has led poetry workshops with Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program, The Garden Library for Refugees & Migrant Workers in South Tel Aviv, Beta-Local’s La Iván Illich, Queens Museum, Wendy’s Subway, & Loudreaders Trade School. With Gabriel Finotti, he publishes the multilingual and nomadic bookwork, Dolce Stil Criollo. He also forms part of Post-Novis, an alternative project of architectural education and practice.

MFA, 2012, Writing, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College

BA, 2009, English, University of Texas at Austin

Gauguin’s Notebook, &Now Books, 2017:

Fayuca, diSONARE Editorial, 2023:

Future Tourism, Sputnik & Fizzle, 2023:

Reynosa, The Elephants, 2018:

Aliens Beyond Paradise/Alienígenas más allá del paraíso, Wendy’s Subway, 2019:

Uninhabitable Places to Feel Where I Was Carrying My Head, Center of Tropical Malaise, 2022:

Dolce Stil Criollo