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Tomas Tranströmer was one of my favorite poets, though I only discovered him in recent decades. The impressive beauty of his poetry is something I carry with me and I call upon it when I sit to write. There is a religion in his poetry that haunts me. Every time I show this video to my poetry students I cry from happiness. He was a great poet.
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Have a look at this video poem for Dan O'Brien's new poetry book, Scarsdale, from CB editions. Available now! 
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A trailer for the new collection of poetry, Scarsdale by Dan O'Brien: Greenwich / Isle of Dogs - Trailer

Order Scarsdale: http://www.cbeditions.com/obrien2.html. 
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Catch up on fresh new poems on my weekly Wednesday feature at +Luna Luna Magazine. Have a look and please leave us a comment: http://lunalunamag.com/author/rubenquesada/. 
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$500 for a poem? Yes! Submit to the 2014 Gabriela Mistral Poetry Prize: https://cobalt.submittable.com/submit/18454 .
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A trailer for my undergraduate Dramatic Writing course this spring at Eastern Illinois University! #highered #horror  
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Read the latest issue of Codex - #QPOC14: http://t.co/5oDldeasZs
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I'm excited to share these video poems I made for Dan O'Brien's collection of poetry. 
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Thanks to the generosity of poets & friends, I'm more than halfway to my goal. http://www.gofundme.com/rubenpoetry  #poetry #art #amwriting
I need your help to support the writing of a collection of poetry in response to paintings and sculptures. I hope to discover and use the stories behind works of art to complete this collection of poetry.  Ekphrasis, or the description of a real or imagined work of art in poetry, can be found in...
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Some scholars say that Queer Latina/o writing is fast becoming a major core of the Latina/o literary canon. I say it’s the future of the canon altogether, with some of the most exciting, intelligent, and provocative American writing coming from the disciples of such luminaries as Cherríe Moraga, Rigoberto González, and Gloria Anzaldúa, among others who were cultivators of early contemporary Queer Latina/o writing.
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Writing amid Ancient art
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Ruben Quesada. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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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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