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Roberto F. Santiago

Author's Bio

Within poetry Roberto F. Santiago has discovered a booming collective of voices, and a rickety soapbox whereupon he can shout obscenities and prayers simultaneously. Roberto received an MFA from Rutgers University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Currently, he works as Lead Academic Advisor/Curriculum Coordinator at a high school in the South Bronx. Travel has also greatly influenced Roberto as a poet. Be it pedaling past the canals in Amsterdam or the smell of rain in rural Québec, he has begun to rewrite his own passport. Roberto also writes and produces his own music, and has been known to dance until he rips his pants. He shares joint custody of a Jhett-setting American Eskimo Dog.

Publications and Prizes

Angel Park (Lethe Press, 2015)
Waiting Room Reader, Vol II: Words to Keep You Company (CavanKerry Press, 2013), -gape-seed- (Uphook Press, 2011), collective BRIGHTNESS LGBTIQ Poets on Religion, Faith & Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011), Me No Habla With Acento : Contemporary Latino Poetry (Rebel Satori Press, 2011), The Best of Panic: En Vivo From the East Village (Rebel Satori Press, 2010)
Assaracus, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, Gingerbread House, The Acentos Review
El Museo Del Barrio (2011), Tongue Lashing (2011), BLOOD PANIC! (2010), ENVOY Enterprises (2010), HISPANIC PANIC! (2010), The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (2010), Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (2009), Montclair State University - LIVE Lit! (), Pete's Candy Store ()
2011 Alfred C. Carey Prize for Poetry

Roberto F. Santiago Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Family Life by Akhil Sharma, Planisphere by John Ashbery, Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips, Glimmering Room by Cynthia Cruz
Favorite Books:
After Night Falls, Bossypants, The Republic of Poetry, Chicken Soup with Rice, and What The Living Do.
Favorite Authors:
Marie Howe, Reinaldo Arenas, John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, Björk, and Tennessee Williams.

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Listing last updated: September 30, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Christian, G/L/B/T, Latino/Latina, Puerto Rican, South Asian
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, People with Disabilities, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in:
Born in:
Bronx, NY
Raised in:
Bronx, NY

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