Press

Golden Ax Longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry! Announcement in The New Yorker

Listen to "Poet Rio Cortez on Afropioneerism and Black Settlers out West" on NPR's 1A

"57 Books We Can't Wait to Read this Fall", Vulture

"8 Certified Reads for National Book Lover's Day", Essence 

"Reading Aloud, to Children & Adults", The Boston Globe

"Rio Cortez on Afropioneerism, Afrofrontierism, and Family Histories Real and Imagined", Lit Hub 

"Histories of the Future Frontier: Rio Cortez on Afropioneerism out West", The Poetry Foundation

"Rio Cortez Explores the Black American West in Golden Ax", Shondaland

Starred Publisher's Weekly review for Golden Ax

9 Afro-Latinx Writers Reshaping the Poetry Landscape, Popsugar 

"2 Picture Books Celebrate the Poetry and Promise of Black Lives", The New York Times Book Review 

Rio Cortez on Small Doses with Amanda Seales Podcast, "Side Effects of Teaching the Babies"

"Rio Cortez is Bringing Black History into your Child's Library", Babe by Hatch

 

"Being Mama: Rio Cortez" profile on The Tot

How Black Parents Survived 2020, The New York Times

Mother Essentials: Rio Cortez, MOTHER Magazine

Author takes families on an educational journey in "The ABC's of Black History", CBS Austin

Rio Cortez on Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books Podcast with Zibby Owens

Starred Kirkus review for The ABCs of Black History

Publisher's Weekly review for The ABCs of Black History

In Their Own Words: Poetry Society of America "Rio Cortez on "UFO, For Instance"