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John Chávez

Author's Bio

John Chávez was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. He received an M.F. A. from New Mexico State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His poems have appeared in Alice Blue, Anti-, Copper Nickel, Diode, Notre Dame Review, Palabra, Portland Review, Puerto del Sol, Tusculum Review, Zone 3, among others. He is author of a chapbook Heterotopia, and co-author of a collaborative chapbook, I, NE: Iterations of the Junco. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship, a literary fellowship supported by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame and The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Redwing, MN. His collection City of Slow Dissolve was published by University of New Mexico Press' Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series in 2012. He teaches at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and lives in Denver, CO.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
City of Slow Dissolve (University of New Mexico Press, 2012)
Chapbooks:
Heterotopia (Noemi Press, 2004)
Journals:
Alice Blue Review, Anti-, Copper Nickel, diode, Great River Review, Laurel Review, Notre Dame Review, PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art, Portland Review, Puerto del Sol, The Tusculum Review, Xantippe, Zone 3
Prizes:
Winner of the gold medal for Poetry in the 2013 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

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Listing last updated: December 11, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Colorado Springs, CO
Raised in:
Colorado Springs, CO

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