Irene Vázquez



Born in New Orleans, raised in Houston, and now living in Manhattan, Irene Vázquez is a queer Black Mexican American poet, translator, and journalist who writes at the intersection of Black cultural work, placemaking, and the environment. Irene's debut chapbook Take Me To the Water was released by Bloof Books in 2022. Their writing also appears in When Language Broke Open: Queer and Trans Black Writers of Latin American Descent, out from University of Arizona Press. They are a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer, whose work can be found in Muzzle and the Oxford American, among others. By day, Irene works at Levine Querido, editing books about feisty twelve-year-olds.

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