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Roberto F. Santiago

Author's Bio

Roberto received his MFA from Rutgers University, and BA from Sarah Lawrence College. He is a ​2015 Sarah Lawrence Fellow, ​2014 Lambda Literary Fellow​,​ the recipient of the Alfred C. Carey Poetry Prize, and his debut book of poetry is a Finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. Roberto writes and produces his own music, ​and likens himself to Tennessee Williams in a poodle skirt, ​Gloria Anzaldúa in culottes​, and/or ​​James Merrill in ​short-shorts.​ Currently, he works as​ an educator​ in San Francisco and lives in Oakland with a fiction writer and 15 year old cat that edits most of his poetry...whether he asks her to, or not.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Angel Park (Lethe Press, 2015)
Anthologies:
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)
Journals:
Assaracus, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, Gingerbread House, The Acentos Review
Performances:
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 ()
Prizes:
2016 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry Finalist 2015 Able Muse Poetry Prize Long-list 2011 Alfred C. Carey Prize for Poetry

Roberto F. Santiago Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Family Life by Akhil Sharma, Illuminations by Ashbery/Rimbaud, My Kill Adore Him by Paul Martínez Pompa, YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler , The Rope Swing by Jon Corcoran
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: March 21, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
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:
English
Born in:
Bronx, NY
Raised in:
Bronx, NY

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