Wow, Cantabbers! José Olivarez came back to be a local for one night only this week, the first time since 2015, and rocked the poetic worlds of a very appreciative audience. José’s easy manner, uncompromising stories, and slow-burn big-rise work glued first-time listeners to their seats and warmed those in the know to the core. If you missed your chance to get his book, you can still order Citizen Illegal from the publisher; if you’ve already got it, you’ll want to keep an eye out for his next project as co-editor of The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext.