The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Photograph of José Eduardo Sánchez

José Eduardo Sánchez

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021

About José Eduardo Sánchez

José Eduardo Sánchez is a queer immigrant artist, cultural organizer, language worker, and popular educator. His collaborative experiments with language and space - including performance, poetry, and translation - have been featured in Defunkt Magazine (2020), El Zócalo at the Alley Theater (2019), and Border Tuner at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts - UTEP (2019), among others. He is currently working on Notas Jotas, a bilingual community intervention, online archive, and future publication uplifting the cultural power of LGBTQ+ Latinx voices, through a grant from The Idea Fund. Sánchez is also a 2020 Project Row Houses-KGM College of the Arts Fellow investigating the implications and ramifications of creative place-making in Houston’s historic Third Ward. He is the co-founder of Writing Against Oblivion, an experimental online literary workshop and a member of the local language justice collective Antena Houston. His praxis is informed by more than ten years of struggle organizing as part of the transnational labor and immigrant justice movements, as well as by his upbringing and family’s roots in central Mexico and their diasporic experience across the U.S. Sánchez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and later migrated to Houston, Texas - where his community and artistic practice currently reside.