Travis Montez is a writer, poet, professor and juvenile rights attorney, representing children in the Family Court system of New York City. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Montez came to NYC in the late 90s to attend New York University where he pursued degrees in Journalism and Africana Studies. It was there that he was first introduced to spoken word poetry.

Since then, Travis Montez has performed in venues all over the world (including the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café and the U.S. embassies of Senegal and Spain), been featured in a number of anthologies/publications such as Bullets & Butterflies: Queer Spoken Word Poetry, and has independently published six collections of poetry.  His most recent collection, Objects In This Rearview, the first volume of a multimedia trilogy project, was released in January 2018. Travis Montez is currently working on the next two volumes of The Objects In This Rearview Project, to be released in the summer and fall of 2018.

Objects in the Rearview

Travis Montez has returned with his sixth, and perhaps most compelling and introspective collection of poetry: OBJECTS IN THIS REARVIEW. Here, Travis Montez grapples with masculinity, family ties, desire, intimacy, the lasting impact of child abuse, and love with unflinching clarity and poignant, raw honesty.

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure, the fifth collection from poet/lawyer Travis Montez, is a memoir written in poetry. Vivid imagery capturing profound moments in a man’s life, Full Disclosure is evocative and relatable.

Love Story Vol 1: The Morning After

Love Story Vol 1: The Morning After is a collection of honest, vulnerable, and raw poems about relationships.

Love Story Vol. 2: All of Me

Second volume in the Travis Montez LOVE STORY series. Honest, raw poetry about love, intimacy, lust, faith and hope.

Montez was here

The second collection of poetry by Travis Montez. Moving, passionate art about love and life!

Reluctant Poet

Powerful, moving poetry by one of the most captivating voices emerging from the NYC spoken word scene.