Award Winner

Oscar Bermeo

2004 BRIO winner for poetry

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is a BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) award winning poet, educator & literary events coordinator who now makes his home in Oakland, where he is the poetry editor for Tea Party magazine and lives with his wife, poeta Barbara Jane Reyes. 
Oscar has been a featured writer at a variety of venues and institutions including the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Bowery Poetry Club, Bronx Academy of Letters, Rikers Island Penitentiary, San Quentin Prison, WBAI radio, WGLT Poetry Radio, Kearny Street Workshop, California College of the Arts, Columbia University, UNC Chapel Hill, NYU and many others.

His written work appears, or is forthcoming, in I Just Hope It's Lethal:  Poems of Sadness, Madness, and Joy; From Page to Stage and Back Again; Same Time, Same Place; 12 Ways; Achiote Seeds; Five Fingers Review and can be heard on the CD 5 Past 13.

To learn more about Oscar and his poetry, visit his website at

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