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Ruben Quesada
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A trailer for my undergraduate Dramatic Writing course this spring at Eastern Illinois University! #highered #horror  
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Watch a reading of "Dark Matter" at Palabra Pura presented by the Guild Literary Complex. Introduction by Erika L. Sánchez. -
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I'm on NPR today along with other CantoMundo Fellows at (12:30 & 7:30 CST) as part of Quiddity's Latin@ Poetics series. Listen here: http://wuis.org/
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Congratulations, CantoMundo Fellows! 2014 is on its way... !!!

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Ruben Quesada grew up in South Central Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Long Beach. He earned an MFA in creative writing & writing for the performing arts at University of California, Riverside, and a PhD in English at Texas Tech University. He is the author of Next Extinct Mammal (Greenhouse Review Press, 2011) and translator of Luis Cernuda: Exiled from the Throne of Night (Aureole Press, 2008).

Quesada is founding editor of Codex Journal, poetry editor at The Cossack Review, and co-founder of Stories & Queer. His writing has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The California Journal of Poetics, Guernica, Cimarron Review, Southern California Review, Third Coast, The Rumpus, Rattle, and elsewhere. He has been a fellow and resident at CantoMundo, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Santa Fe Art Institute, Lambda Literary Foundation Writer’s Retreat, and Idyllwild Arts Program.

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