Quique Aviles is a poet and performer whose work addresses social issues. A native of El Salvador and a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Aviles has been writing and performing in the US for over 30 years, appearing throughout the Washington area, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Fe. His poetry has been featured on NPR’s “Latino USA” and on subway posters through Washington’s “Metro Muse.” He has written and performed five one-man shows: Caminata: A Walk Through Immigrant America; Chaos Standing/El Caos de Pie; Latinhood/Latinez; Los Otros Dos/The Other Two; and Salvatrucans. He has also performed with Nuyorican Poets, and with Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Roberto Sifuentes, B Stanley, Silvana Straw, and Michelle Parkerson in The Dangerous Border Game. A 1991 recipient of the Washington, DC Mayor’s Arts Awards, he continues a lifelong commitment to mentoring emerging artists and helping young people find their voice. Aviles’s first book of poetry, The Immigrant Museum, was published in collaboration with Raices de Papel, a design and bookbinding workshop based in Mexico City.