Robert Vasquez

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Robert Vasquez is a Chicano/Latino poet, writer and teacher.

Career[edit]

Born to working-class parents, Vasquez was raised in California's Central Valley.

Education[edit]

He earned a BA in English from California State University at Fresno and an M.F.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing for two years at Stanford University.

Awards[edit]

Vasquez's poetry has received various awards, including three Academy of American Poets prizes, three National Society of Arts and Letters awards, and a National Writers Union award.

In 2004 he was the inaugural judge for the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize.[1]

Teaching[edit]

He has taught at Western Michigan University and University of California, Davis. He currently teaches at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA.

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

He is the author of At the Rainbow (University of New Mexico Press) winner of the James Duval Phelan Award and the chapbook, Braille for the Heart, (Momotombo Press, 2007).

Journals[edit]

Vasquez's poetry has been published in various journals including The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Missouri Review, The New England Review, The Notre Dame Review, Parnassas: Poetry in Review, Ploughshares, VerseDaily.com, and The Village Voice.

Anthologies[edit]

After Aztlan: Latino Poets of the Nineties, American Religious Poetry: An Anthology Edited by Harold Bloom, The Atomic Bomb, Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age, California the Beautiful, The Geography of Home, Highway 99, How Much Earth, Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State, Piecework: 19 Fresno Poets, Proud Harvest, Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature from California, and Writing Home: Award-Winning Literature from the New West.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winner 2004". Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize website. Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 

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