Alex Martínez is a poet, badass organizer, and an overall beautiful queen living in Kansas City. Born in Mexico, Alex started writing poetry at a very early age.
After migrating to the United States as an undocumented minor in 2005 their primary language became English. Alex often writes about trauma and social issues that affect them and their immigrant, brown, and queer communities.
Alex was an artist in residence for 18 months at Charlotte Street Foundation in 2018 with funding for the program provided by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant. Some of Alex's pieces have appeared in Harbor Review, New City Community Press, Hawai‘i Review, and About A Place Journal. Alex published their first book Disclosure: Confessions of a Queer in Crisis in April of 2018.
Alex performs with Resistencia, a brown & queer group of poets and occasionally does community radio.
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