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Mopes: A Book in Three Acts

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Straddling the wreckage of late capitalist America, the poems in Kenneth Reveiz's MOPES arc urgently toward utopia--or at least they do their best.
The intimate eros of liberated queerness is interrupted, undermined by a flood of dystopian American violence. The choice to fight for love and justice roars from each page with a poet's heart and an activist's ferocity.
Breaking new ground in queer and Latinx writing, MOPES is a provocative, political, and paradigm-shifting coming-of-age story about revolutionary disappointment.
Winner of the Fence Modern Poets Series Prize.

ISBN-13: 9781944380243

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Fence Books

Publication Date: 12-06-2022

Pages: 88

Product Dimensions: 9.90h x 6.80w x 0.40d

Series: Fence Modern Poets

Kenneth Reveiz is a poet and screenwriter from New York City who works in the service of racial and economic justice. Of Colombian heritage, Kenneth is the author of three chapbooks of experimental poetry, most recently CULTURAL CHANGE IN USA (Queer.Archive.Work, 2021). At the age of 27 they were elected to the Board of Alders, the legislative body for the City of New Haven, and as the Alder for Ward 14 they helped secure the passage of historic legislation to increase police accountability.

A graduate of Yale University, Kenneth received their M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, where they were a Truman Capote Fellow.

MOPES, Kenneth's debut poetry collection, was awarded the Fence Modern Poets Series Prize. Learn more at