February 24, 2024

New poet laureate

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors final month appointed San Jose resident Yosimar Reyes to the honorary put up of Santa Clara County Poet Laureate for a two-year time period ending Dec. 31, 2025.

On this position, Reyes will assist promote the artwork of poetry at local people occasions, together with throughout Nationwide Poetry Month, symbolize the county by means of poetry- associated outreach and act as a useful resource for the Santa Clara County Library District.

Reyes attracts inspiration in his work from his private experiences as an immigrant from Guerrero, Mexico and as a member of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. He’s a former Lambda Literary Fellow and Undocupoets Fellow who has toured throughout the nation delivering keynote addresses, main writing workshops and performing his one-man present “Prieto,” a coming-of-age story about migration, sexuality and socioeconomic battle.

Yosimar’s writings have appeared in a number of on-line journals and poetry compilations, together with “Mariposas: A Fashionable Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry,” “Someplace we’re Human: Genuine Voices on Migration, Survival, and New Beginnings” and the forthcoming “UndocuPoetics: An Introduction.”

“I’m a proud product of an undocumented immigrant neighborhood in Eastside San Jose,” Reyes stated in a press release. “It’s an honor to symbolize us in such an esteemed place.”

Reyes is the county’s eighth poet laureate and can obtain a modest honorarium. For extra data, go to sccld.org/poet.

Credit score the place it’s due

The San Jose Evergreen Group School District not too long ago obtained full reaffirmation of the accreditation standing for each Evergreen Valley School and San Jose Metropolis School. A letter from the Accrediting Fee for Group and Junior Schools reups each campuses’ standing for seven years, noting no compliance necessities or suggestions for bettering the district’s institutional effectiveness.

As a part of the subsequent seven-year accreditation cycle, each Schools will present midterm experiences to the fee on Oct. 15, 2027.