Abel Salas


338 S. Boyle Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(213) 858-8252

Author's Bio

Poet and journalist Abel Salas is the founder, publisher and editor of Brooklyn & Boyle, an online and print publication established in 2008. Although described by acclaimed performance artist, filmmaker and novelist Miranda July as "...a paper just for the arts in the Eastside of L.A.--Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, South Pasadena, etc. ...very Latino, historical and radical in a community-minded way," (The New York Times, January. 7, 2015), the popular periodical has proudly featured original, often never before published verse from a broad, multicultural and intersectional spectrum of poetic voices from its inception. Developed with support from award-winning playwright Josefina López, the publication has also featured short fiction and creative non-fiction by some of  L.A.'s most dynamic emerging and celebrated writers. An internationally acknowledged poet, Salas has shared work at festivals and events in the U.S., Cuba and Mexico. His poems have appeared in numerous nationally prominent journals and magazines--such as Zyzzyva, Huizache, Cutthroat, The Beltway Poetry Journal and Americas Quarterly--as well as anthologies published by both university presses and independent literary imprints. As a journalist, Salas has been published by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Austin Chronicle, among others.

Publications & Prizes

Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeless (Tia Chucha Press, 2016)
Poetry of Resistance: Voices of Social Justice (University of Arizona Press, 2016)
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Austin, TX
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Last update: Nov 09, 2020