Roberto F. Santiago

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

3351 Richmond Boulevard Suite 3
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 
646.675.4752

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 & Prizes

Poetry

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)
Book:
Angel Park (Lethe Press, 2015)

Spoken Word

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 won: 

2016 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry Finalist
2015 Able Muse Poetry Prize Long-list
2011 Alfred C. Carey Prize for Poetry

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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Christian, LGBTQ, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Puerto Rican, South Asian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, LGBTQ, Disability, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bronx
Raised in: 
Bronx, NY
New York
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Last update: Mar 21, 2016