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, Montez has performed in venues all over the world (including the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café and the U.S. embassies of Senegal & 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.