Eduardo C. Corral

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Eduardo C. Corral
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Eduardo Corral at 2013 Fall for the Book
Born Casa Grande, Arizona
Alma mater Arizona State University;
Iowa Writer's Workshop
Genre Poetry
Notable awards Yale Younger Series Poets;
Whiting Award

Eduardo C. Corral is an American poet and teacher. His first book Slow Lightning was published by Yale University Press in 2012 as the winner of the Yale Younger Series Poets Prize.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Corral was born in Casa Grande, Arizona to Higinio and Socorro Corral.[2]

He currently lives in Rego Park, Queens, New York.[3]


Corral studied Chicano studies at Arizona State University.[2] He received his Masters in Fine Arts from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Corral was also a founding fellow of the CantoMundo Writers Conference.[4][5]

His poems have been published in various journals including Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Meridian, MiPOesias, and The Nation.[6]

His collection "Slow Lightning" was chosen by Carl Phillips for the prestigious Yale Younger Series Poets Prize. Corral is the first Latino poet chosen for the prize.[7] He has cited Robert Hayden and Federico García Lorca as influences.[8]

Awards and fellowships[edit]

Published works[edit]

Poetry Collections

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Slow Lightning and Eduardo Corral: Yale’s First Latino Younger Poet". Yale Press Log. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Poetry opened doors wide for Eduardo Corral". Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Eduardo C. Corral. "Lorcaloca". Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Latino Poets Connect at CantoMundo by Belinda Acosta, Poets & Writers, November/December 2011
  5. ^ "CantoMundo: Two poets meet in conversation about grief", Portuguese American Journal, January 22, 2012
  6. ^ "Web Del Sol Chapbook Series: Eduardo C. Corral". Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Poetry Profiled 2012". Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ a b "Poet Eduardo Corral Wins Whiting Award". Retrieved 17 April 2016. 


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