My name is Christopher Rey Pérez. I was born on September 7th or 9th in the year 1987 and raised along these coordinates, 26 11'6"N 98 7'4"W, which make up part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a region a few miles from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

I am a poet working from within a matrix of opaque folklore, violence, and language in an attempt to embody the "open root" of the border. After living and working in Mexico, Palestine, and elsewhere, my poetics have come to address borders as places where writing can map global exchange.

My first "full-length" book was published in 2017. Titled gauguin's notebook, it writes through Gauguin's Tahitian journal to investigate current-day affective structures along the border vis-a-vis Gauguin's colonialist production in Tahiti. In 2023, I published my second collection. Fayuca is a book on markets and the circulation of objects, people, and desire.

Other writing includes a small chapbook with a few drawings from 2012, a 2015 chapbook of writings and photographs I published in Mexico City, a 2016 artist book with the artist Barbara Ess, a pamphlet for a book collection from Cyprus, an electronic publication on border theatrics, a risograph-printed story that is also translated to Portuguese, a field journal in Spanish, written in Puerto Rico, a book I edited on aliens, and my latest chapbook: Future Tourism.

Since 2013, I've published a bookwork called Dolce Stil Criollo. It is a project between Gabriel Finotti and me that is in the process of becoming a press.

Currently, I teach in the MFA programs at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and at Pratt Institute.

If you would like to know more about me, you could always write me at christopherreyperez (at) gmail (dot) com.


427-375 narrates a problematics of migration, loss, and conquest while submitting itself to the opacity of love and promise. Divided in three parts, the first is a 30 page poem of images and text repurposing the dissemination tactics and aesthetics of narcomantas within public space. The second is a series of 95 questions about Mexico City. The third is a calendar of the month of January 2015.

The pamphlet's title is taken from a chronology from El estudio preliminar by Francisco Montes de Oca that sets the birth of Xenophon at 427 and the year in which he begins his anabasis throughout the Persian Empire at 375.

Pamphlet A5, 48pgs, 285grs stardream silver outers, bond 90grs white inners, side stapled, off-set printing in blood red. Edition of 150 (plus 50 smileys of unknown origins). Designed by me. Published by LIKE Editorial in Mexico City, Mexico. 2015

427-375 is written in Spanish. Documentation by Alain Amateco.