Victorio Reyes is an activist and artist.  His work was recently featured in the anthology of emerging writers: Chorus, published by MTV Books and edited by Saul Williams. Currently an MFA student at Vermont College of Fine Arts, he makes his home here in the Capital Region. Reyes is also a scholar of Hip Hop poetics and will be serving on a panel entitled: Uncovering Hip Hop Poetry, at the upcoming AWP Conference. He understands the relationship between Hip Hop and literary poetics because of the years he spent as a member of the Hip Hop group, Broadcast Live. The group’s most recent release, Boomerang Metropolis, reached #25 on the College Music Journal Hip Hop Charts. In addition to his work as an artist, Reyes has also been the director of The Social Justice Center of Albany (SJC) for over 8 years.