Victorio Reyes

New York, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Victorio Reyes is an activist and artist living in Albany, NY.  Reyes was featured in the anthology of emerging writers: Chorus, published by MTV Books and edited by Saul Williams.  He holds an MFA degree from The Vermont College of Fine Arts and is pursuing a PhD in English at the University at Albany. His poems are forthcoming or have been published in the Mandala Journal, the Acentos Review, Mobius, Word Riot and the anthology It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop. In 2014, Reyes served on a panel entitled "Uncovering Hip Hop Poetry" at the AWP Conference. Blending his writing and activism, Reyes also served as the executive director of The Social Justice Center of Albany (SJC) for the past 10 years.


Twitter Username: @ghettohippie


  • "Insufficient" - Black Lives Have Always Mattered , 2Leaf Press (May 17, 2017)
  • "Happiness" - Chorus , MTV Books (September 20, 2012)
  • "Attempting to Grieve" , Acentos Review (November 1, 2011)


  • 40 under 40 Latino Rising Stars in New York State(2012)


  • Instructor at The Arts Center for the Capital Region (September 2012 - January 2014)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Adelphi University (April 1998)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing - Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts (January 2014)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry