Rich Villar

Pearl River, NY 10965

Author's Bio

Rich Villar is the author of COMPREHENDING FOREVER, his first collection of poems, from Willow Books. He directs Acentos, an organization fostering audiences and community around Latino/a literature. He has been quoted on Latino literature and culture by both The New York Times and the Daily News, and his poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Renaissance Noire, Hanging Loose, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and Sou'wester.

Publications and Prizes


Comprehending Forever
(Willow Books,


Achiote Seeds
Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Centro Voices (Letras)
Hanging Loose
Union Station Magazine
Parse, Volume I: Alchemy
THRUSH Poetry Journal
Editor's Choice, 2013 Willow Books Literature Awards

More Information

Listed as:
Gives readings? 
Travels for readings? 
Identifies as: 
Cuban American, Latino/Latina, Puerto Rican
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Edison, NJ
Raised in: 
Paterson, NJ

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying by Laurie Ann Guerrero

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Listing last updated: March 18, 2014.

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