Jose Araguz

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

José Angel Araguz, Ph.D. is the author of Rotura (Black Lawrence Press, 2022). His poetry and prose have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Poetry International, The Acentos Review, and Oxidant | Engine among other places. He is an Assistant Professor at Suffolk University where he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Salamander and is also a faculty member of the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program. He blogs and reviews books at The Friday Influence. His lyric memoir, Ruin and Want, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications. He is available for virtual events, talks, and workshops.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Ruin and Want (Sundress Publications, 2023)


Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy (Trinity University Press, 2020)
The Breakbeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books, 2020)
Goodbye Mexico: Poems of Remembrance (Texas Review Press, 2015)
desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octavio Paz (Chameleon Press, 2014)
Turn: an anthology (Uttered Chaos Press, 2013)
Rotura (Black Lawrence Press, 2022)
An Empty Pot's Darkness (Airlie Press, 2019)
Until We Are Level Again (Mongrel Empire Press, 2018)
Small Fires (FutureCycle Press, 2017)
Everything We Think We Hear (Floricanto Press, 2015)
Naos Explains Everything Via Crumbs (Right Hand Pointing, 2017)
The Divorce Suite (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016)
The Book of Flight (Essay Press, 2016)
Reasons (not) to Dance (FutureCycle Press, 2015)
Corpus Christi Octaves (Flutter Press, 2014)
Naos (Right Hand Pointing, 2014)
The Wall (Tiger's Eye Press, 2012)
Prizes won: 

2015 RHINO Poetry's Editor's Prize: "Joe"

2015 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest, 2nd Place

2016 Academy of American Poets Prize (judged by Carl Phillips)

2017 Blue Earth Review Flash Creative Nonfiction Contest, 1st place 

2019 Oregon Book Award finalist for Until We Are Level Again

More Information

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Corpus Christi, TX
Raised in: 
Corpus Christi, TX
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Last update: Oct 12, 2022