AJ Urquidi

Poet

Long Beach, CA

Author's Bio

BA in Creative Writing/Film, UCLA, MFA in Creative Writing, CSU Long Beach. Taught creative writing workshops at CSULB and Beyond Baroque. Current Executive Editor of indicia press, Tutor, Copyeditor at L.A. Review of Books. Past: Poetry Editor, RipRap; Co-founder, co-editor, designer, American Mustard; Poetry Editor, Westwind. Additional single publishing credits: West Trade Review, Bookends Review, FreezeRay, Lonely Whale Memoir Anthology, Toe Good, Invisible Bear, Great American Lit Mag, Ant vs. Whale, Matchbox, RipRap. With multiple pieces in each: Lipstickparty Mag, Bird’s Thumb, autolycus, Cadence Collective, L.A. Telephone Book Vol. 2, CIRCLE, Remedial Art Class, FishFood, The Artist Catalogue, Westwind, American Mustard.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker (Great weather for MEDIA, 2016)
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Lummox Poetry Anthology 3 (Lummox Press, 2014)
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Faultline
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Foothill
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Marco Polo Arts Mag
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Thin Air
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Prizes won: 

Pushcart Prize Nominee (2016), Gerald Locklin Writing Prize (2015), Ina Coolbrith Prize Nominee (2010)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Tender Data by Monica McClure, The Black Automaton by Douglas Kearney, Volta Book of Poets by Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Some Ether by Nick Flynn, Death and Disaster Series by Lonely Christopher

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Monterey, CA
California
Raised in: 
Monterey, CA
California
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Last update: Jul 05, 2017