Ruben Quesada at UC Riverside Writers Week

UC Riverside Riverside, CA

Cover of Latinx Poetics: Essays on the art of Poetry, edited by Ruben QuesadaRuben Quesada, editor of Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry will be a featured writer at UC Riverside Writers Week in a panel of three UCR alumni.

Black Queer Disabled poet, screenwriter, playwright, and occasional essayist Ashanti Anderson’s (MFA, UCR) Black Under (2021) won the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition.

Poet, writer, editor, organizer Ruben Quesada (BA, MFA, UCR / PhD Texas Tech) is the founder of Mercy Street, a monthly online poetry reading series begun as a response to the CoVid pandemic. His latest work is Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry (2022). He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Antioch University-Los Angeles and for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Paul Hlava Ceballos (BA UCR / MFA NYU / Bellevue College Echocardiography) is the author of banana [ ] (2022 winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry), has been awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship, 4Culture arts grant, Poets House fellowship, and Cave Canem Writing Across Cultures fellowship.

The UCR Writers Week Festival is online, free and open to the public, captioned, and ASL interpreted. Register here.