Ruben Quesada

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Website: 
www.rubenquesada.com

Author's Bio

Ruben Quesada grew up in South Central Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Long Beach. He earned an MFA in creative writing & writing for the performing arts at University of California, Riverside, and a PhD in English at Texas Tech University. He is the author of Next Extinct Mammal (Greenhouse Review Press, 2011) and translator of Luis Cernuda: Exiled from the Throne of Night (Aureole Press, 2008). Quesada is founding editor of Codex Journal, poetry editor at The Cossack Review, and co-founder of Stories & Queer. He has been a fellow and resident at CantoMundo, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Santa Fe Art Institute, Lambda Literary Foundation Writer’s Retreat, and Idyllwild Arts Program.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Next Extinct Mammal
(Greenhouse Review Press,
2011)

Chapbook

Exiled from the Throne of Night
(Aureole Press,
2008)

Anthology

Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality
(Sibling Rivalry Press,
2011)
Divining Divas
(Lethe Press,
2012)

Journal

OCHO
Rattle
Luna
Askew #2
2 River Review
El Andar
Harbinger
Third Coast
Stand Magazine
Southern California Review
American Poetry Review
Cimarron Review
Solo Novo

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
G/L/B/T, Hispanic, Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, French, Spanish
Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in: 
CA

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
War Reporter by Dan O'Brien, Poems in the Lap of Death by Isabel Fraire, Milk & Filth by Carmen Gimenez Smith , The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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Listing last updated: December 14, 2013.