Robert Vasquez is a Chicano/Latino poet, writer and teacher.
Born to working-class parents, Vasquez was raised in California's Central Valley.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University at Fresno and a Master of Fine Arts in English from the University of California, Irvine. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing for two years at Stanford University.
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.
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.
- "Winner 2004". Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize website. Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
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