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Rich Villar

Author's Bio

Rich Villar is the author of COMPREHENDING FOREVER, his first collection of poems, from Willow Books. He directs Acentos, an organization fostering audiences and community around Latino/a literature. He has been quoted on Latino literature and culture by both The New York Times and the Daily News, and his poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Renaissance Noire, Hanging Loose, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and Sou'wester.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Comprehending Forever (Willow Books, 2014)
Journals:
Achiote Seeds, Amistad, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Centro Voices (Letras), Hanging Loose, MiPOesias, OCHO, Parse, Volume I: Alchemy, Radius, Rattapallax, Sou'wester, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Union Station Magazine
Prizes:
Editor's Choice, 2013 Willow Books Literature Awards

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying by Laurie Ann Guerrero

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Listing last updated: March 18, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Cuban American, Latino/Latina, Puerto Rican
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children
Fluent in:
English, Spanish
Born in:
Edison, NJ
Raised in:
Paterson, NJ

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