Jose Araguz

Poet

Author's Bio

José Angel Araguz is a CantoMundo fellow and the author of seven chapbooks as well as the collections Everything We Think We Hear, Small Fires, Until We Are Level Again, and, most recently, An Empty Pot’s Darkness. His poems, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Prairie Schooner, New South, Poetry International, and The Bind. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, he runs the poetry blog The Friday Influence and composes erasure poems on the Instagram account @poetryamano. A faculty member in Pine Manor College’s Solstice Low-Residency MFA program, he also reads for the journal Right Hand Pointing. With an MFA from New York University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, José is an Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston where he also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Salamander Magazine.

Publications & Prizes

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

2015 RHINO Poetry's Editor's Prize: "Joe"
2019 Oregon Book Award finalist for Until We Are Level Again

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Born in: 
Corpus Christi, TX
Texas
Raised in: 
Corpus Christi, TX
Texas
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Last update: Mar 19, 2020