Artist Profile

Alex Martinez

NAR Resident(2017)

Statement of Work

Writing for me has always been a form of therapy; a way to process all the trauma and uncertainty in my life. I was born out of a broken home and raised by broken people in a broken country. I came to this country as an undocumented and unaccompanied minor, a perilous and traumatic journey I often write about. Other subjects I address with my writing are sexuality, identity, and the painful discovery of oneself without guidance.

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My vision is to create poetry that is relevant and responsive to the issues facing my communities. I would like to share my perspective as an undocumented, unashamed, and unapologetically queer person of color.

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