Gregg Barrios

Gregg Barrios is a playwright, poet and journalist. A 2017 Harvard Fellow and a 2018 Yale NEH Fellow, he is the author of "My Life is the Poem I Never Wrote: Selected Poetry."

By Gregg Barrios:


The Hummingbird’s Great-Great Nephew

If there is such a thing as reincarnation, Luis Alberto Urrea predicts, he will be back as Emiliano Zapata. In this lifetime, Urrea was born in Tijuana—”Jewel of the Border, The Great Walled City of the Barbarian Chichimeca Empire”—in 1955. … Read More


The Kindness of Strangers

After the success of The Glass Menagerie, Thomas Lanier Williams, later known as Tennessee, spent time in Mexico in late 1945. “I feel I was born in Mexico in another life,” he wrote in a letter from Mexico City. Over … Read More