Orlando Ricardo Menes

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Menes at the 2019 Texas Book Festival

Orlando Ricardo Menes is a Cuban-American poet, short story writer, translator, editor, and professor.

Born in Lima, Peru, to Cuban parents, Menes immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 after a leftist coup d'etat forced his family out of Peru. He has lived almost his entire life in the US, except for two years spent in Madrid, Spain, right before the death of Francisco Franco.

Career[edit]

Menes earned a BA and a MA from the University of Florida and a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame.[1]

The author of seven poetry collections, apart from anthologies and numerous translations of Latin American poetry, Menes's work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Hudson Review, Yale Review, Harvard Review, Callaloo, Hotel Amerika, Boulevard, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Sycamore Review,[2] Indiana Review, River Styx, Epoch, Colorado Review, New Letters, Crab Orchard Review, and Green Mountains Review.[3][4]

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The Gospel of Wildflowers & Weeds (University of New Mexico Press, 2022)
  • Memoria (Louisiana State University Press, 2019)[7]
  • Heresies (University of New Mexico Press, 2015)[8]
  • Fetish (University of Nebraska, 2013)[2]
  • Furia (Milkweed Editions, 2005)[9]
  • Rumba atop the Stones (Peepal Tree Press, 2001)[10]
  • Borderlands with Angels (chapbook) [Bacchae Press, 1994]. Winner of the 1994 Bacchae Press Chapbook Contest.

Anthologies[edit]

Translations[edit]

  • My Heart Flooded with Water: Selected Poems by Alfonsina Storni (Latin American Literary Review Press, 2009)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orlando Ricardo Menes - Welcome". www.orlandoricardomenes.com. Retrieved April 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Orlando Ricardo Menes: New Fetish, Old Furia". February 8, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Orlando Menes". Illinois Authors. Retrieved April 30, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Faculty:Department of English @ University of Notre Dame". English.nd.edu. Retrieved April 30, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Orlando Menes // Department of English // University of Notre Dame". english.nd.edu. Retrieved April 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Christian Myers (August 28, 2012). "Professor's poem collection wins book prize". The Observer. Retrieved November 6, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ https://lsupress.org/books/detail/memoria/
  8. ^ "Heresies". University of New Mexico Press. September 27, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Ricardo, Orlando. "Furia – Milkweed Editions". Milkweed.org. Retrieved April 30, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Rumba Atop the Stones | Peepal Tree Press". www.peepaltreepress.com. Retrieved April 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)