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Mónica Teresa Ortiz

Author's Bio

Mónica Teresa Ortiz was born and raised in Texas. She lives in Austin.

Publications and Prizes

On a Greyhound Straight From the 915 (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
Pariahs Anthology (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2016), Rebeldes: Proyecto Latina Anthology (City of Chicago, 2015), The Border Crossed Us (Vagabond Press, 2015), Liberty's Vigil: The Occupy Anthology (Foothills Publishing, 2012), Weight of Addition (Mutabilis Press, 2007), Writing on the Wind (Texas Tech University Press, 2004)
Bombay Gin, Border Senses, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Huizache, In the Grove, OCHO, Palabra, Pilgrimage Magazine, Raspa Magazine, Rio Grande Review, Sinister Wisdom
2007 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Honorable Mention, 2013 Green Briar Review Honorable Mention, 2010 & 2012 Andres Montoya Latino Poetry prize finalist, 2011 Texas Observer Short Story Finalist

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Bulletproof Vest by Maria Venegas, 1Q84 Vol. 3 by H. Murakami
Favorite Books:
All the King's Men, Garden of Eden, Travels with Charley, A Moveable Feast, Anthropology, Dance Dance Dance, Sputnik Sweetheart, The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance
Favorite Authors:
Eduardo Galeano, Luisa Bombal, Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Anne Carson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Jorge Franco, Willy Shakespeare, Junot Diaz, bell hooks, Tomas Rivera, Leo Tolstoy, Stephen Hawking, Rainer Maria Rilke, Murakami, Mario Vargas Llosa

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Listing last updated: September 15, 2015

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