Jaime Manrique

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Jaime Manrique (born 16 June 1949), Colombian American author, poet, and journalist.


Manrique was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and earned a B.A. from the University of South Florida.

Writing career[edit]

His first poetry volume won Colombia's National Poetry Award. Additionally, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to write his memoirs and has contributed to Shade (1996), a gay, black fiction anthology. He has also produced the non-fictional book, Eminent Maricones which explores the works of Reinaldo Arenas, Manuel Puig, and Federico García Lorca. In 1999 he was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.

Teaching career[edit]

He has taught creative writing at Mount Holyoke College, New York University, The New School for Social Research and Columbia University. He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at the City College of New York.


  • Cervantes Street (2012)
  • Our Lives Are the Rivers (2006)
  • The Autobiography of Bill Sullivan(2006)
  • Tarzan My Body Christopher Columbus (2001)
  • Eminent Maricones:Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me (1999)
  • Mi cuerpo y otros poemas (1999)
  • Twilight at the Equator (1997)
  • Sor Juana's Love Poems (1997)
  • My Night with Federico García Lorca (1995)
  • Latin Moon in Manhattan (1995)
  • Scarecrow (1990)
  • Colombian Gold:A Novel of Power and Corruption (1983)
  • El cadáver de papá (1980)
  • Notas de cine:confesiones de un crítico amateur (1979)
  • Los adoradores de la luna (1977)[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Books by Jaime Manrique". jaimemanrique.com. Retrieved June 5, 2014.