Vincente Perez, Ph.D. candidate in performance studies, is one of two graduate students selected for the fall 2021 Poetry & the Senses Fellowship by the Arts Research Center (ARC).
The ARC Fellows Program advances interdisciplinary research in the arts at UC Berkeley. During fall 2021 and spring 2022, the fellows program will focus on "Poetry & the Senses," centered around the theme of coexistence. This unique and horizontal working group brings together faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and local poets involved in a wide range of disciplines, encompassing poetry in its broadest forms. Cohorts convene over a semester to share creative work, research, discussion, and critique. Each fellow receives a $3,000 stipend.
Vincente Perez (he/they) is a Black Mexican-American performance poet, scholar, and writer working at the intersections of poetry, hip-hop, and digital Black cultural praxis with an interest in the way that artists use narrative to resist dominant stories that attempt to erase, subjugate, or enact violence on marginalized communities. Vincente's work centers Black and Latinx lived experience with a stylistic approach that samples and (re)mixes hip-hop and performance poetry into counternarratives.