Daniel Chacón

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Daniel Chacón
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Occupation professor
Nationality American
Alma mater California State University, Fresno
University of Oregon
Genre poetry
Notable awards American Book Award

Daniel Chacón is a Latino novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and radio host.


Chacón received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fresno[1] and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon.

Since 2000, he has taught in the bilingual Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Texas El Paso.[2]

His writing has appeared in various journals including ZYZZYVA, Americas Review, Bilingual Review, Colorado Review, New England Review, and Callaloo. Chacón's plays have been produced in California and Oregon.

Chacón is working on a posthumous collection of the poems of Andrés Montoya, the namesake of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize.[2]

He is the co-host, with Benjamin Alire Sáenz of the KTEP-produced radio and online show on writers and writing, Words on a Wire.[3]


Chacón has been the recipient of the Hudson Prize, the American Book Award, a Christopher Isherwood Foundation Grant, and the Southwest Book Award. His first collection of stories, Chicano Chicanery was a finalist in the Patterson Fiction Prize.[3]



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