Rich Villar

Pearl River, NY 10965

Author's Bio

Rich Villar is a poet, essayist, editor, and educator originally from Paterson, NJ. He serves as Artistic Director of La Sopa, a community-based program for writing and performance in NYC. His first collection, Comprehending Forever, was published by Willow Books in 2014. Most recently, he served as faculty for the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, and he teaches poetry and essay writing in schools and nonprofit centers throughout the Northeast.

Publications and Prizes

Comprehending Forever
(Willow Books, 2014)
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 Won: 
Editor's Choice, 2013 Willow Books Literature Awards

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Cuban American, Latino/Latina, Puerto Rican
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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Paterson, NJ
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Last updated: Aug 23, 2016