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Apr 1, 2019

Jo Reyes-Boitel is a poet, essayist and playwright. Listen to us discuss her new book "Michael + Josephine: a novel in verse" and as she explains how she got the inspiration for the book, how she got her start in writing and performance art, and why she helps other aspiring writers in her community.

Jo Reyes-Boitel's book reviews


Jo Reyes-Boitel is a poet, writer and playwright. She received her BA at University of Texas at San Antonio and she received her Bachelor’s in American Studies in 2007 where she focused on ethnic music expressions within dominant culture.  Her publications include Scalawag Journal (forthcoming), Windward Review (forthcoming), La Voz de Esperanza, Chachalaca Review, San Antonio Express-News, Dismantle (a VONA anthology) and Borderlands, to name a few.

Her performances include a one-woman performance piece, “this body” at W-I-P (Work In Progress), at Jump-start Performance Company, February 2019,“Nahual”, a one act play, written and directed for World Theater Day 2014, with one night only performance at Palo  Alto Community College and  "This is a Manifesto" workshop and performance under Virginia Grise at Jump-Start Performance Company, January 2018.

Jo Reyes-Boitel's book cover of "Michael + Josephine"

You can order her book at "Michael + Josephine: a novel in verse" Amazon which was published by FlowerSong Books, and you can read more about her, her work and her upcoming events at