Future (US): 2016 Dodge Poetry Festival, Newark, 20-23 Oct // Future (UK): Reading with Robert Peake for Ver Poets, St Albans, 18 Nov; YEAH YEAH SHE SAID reading series, Brighton, 22 Nov

Present: Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, a polyphonic literary journal of new poems, translations, images. The next issues of Tongue—featuring dispatches from Bangkok, London, Singapore, and elsewhere—are forthcoming.

+ Video: "You will drown for poems," a film collaboration with dancer/choreographer, Julie Ann Minaai, and Garrett and Garrett commissioned for the 2015 Dance Film Festival UK; "Mine will be a beautiful service" for P.O.P. / the Academy of American Poets; "In the dead of winter we" with visuals by Jonathan Reyes nominated for a 2015 Webby Award
+ Audio: for Prac Crit, a launch hosted by Sarah Howe featuring Vahni Capildeo, Maureen McLane, and Mark Waldron at the LRB Bookshop; two readings at Berl's—with Aracelis Girmay, Emilia Phillips, and Hossannah Asuncion and with Anne Carson + Robert Currie and Ishion Hutchinson
+ "When Doves" and "Archipelagic" at the Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day; "Swarm" at Verse Daily
+ For The National Book Critics Circle's Small Press Spotlight, a conversation with Rigoberto González, and at The Best American Poetry Blog, an extended talk with Sally Wen Mao
+ "Anatomy of a Poem" with Ryan Wong for the Filipino American Museum; "On Feed Sonnets," an interview with Melissa R. Sipin, editor-in-chief of TAYO Literary Magazine; "A GIF Is a Moment's Monument," an interview at The Margins

Past: Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair with Choman Hardi, WN Herbert, and Sophie Mayer; Jazz Verse Jukebox with Keith Jarrett, Hollie McNish, Jacob Sam-La Rose; Reading with Malene Engelund, Declan Ryan, and André Naffis-Sahely for Swimmers; Reading/discussion with Karen McCarthy Woolf at the first Bare Lit Festival; 2015 Open Book Festival - Cape Town, South Africa; National Poetry Day Live at the Southbank Centre; Reading with AALR A Lettres Fellows—Cathy Linh Che, Eugenia Leigh, and Ocean Vuong—at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Readings in Manila (Ateneo de Manila University for Kritika Kultura / De La Salle University for "Moving Archipelago") and Negros Oriental, Philippines (Silliman University for The 2nd Literatura Festival); with Jericho Brown and Cathy Park Hong for Brooklyn Poets; workshops for Apples and Snakes; The Signet Society at Harvard

R.A. Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. He is also the winner of the inaugural Ninth Letter Literary Award for poetry.

Reliquaria is available now from University of Nebraska Press, independent bookstores such as McNally Jackson, WORD, and Skylight Books, Powell's Books, IndieBound and Amazon. In Europe and the United Kingdom, Reliquaria can be ordered via Combined Academic Publishers and The American Book Center; in London, Reliquaria can be found at The Saison Poetry Library, Blackwell's at Wellcome Collection, and the London Review Bookshop.

At The Rumpus, Kenji Liu reviews Reliquaria: "In a time when sustained engagement with a text seems to be devalued, this collection is one to read not just for pleasure, but also for intellectual sustenance." Fiona Moore adds: "I've kept [Reliquaria] around for several months now, enjoying rereads of various poems for their richness of language, form and metaphysical thought." And in his review, Ron Slate begins: "at once elegiac and celebratory, [Reliquaria is] dense with acutely perceived life."

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New writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Guernica, the American Poetry Review, Prac Crit and The Forward Book of Poetry 2017, The Wolf, Crazyhorse, Five Points, The Common, The Margins, and Visual Verse.

Poetry and prose have previously appeared in AGNI, Gulf Coast, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, DIAGRAM, Bellevue Literary Review, Smartish Pace, Painted Bride Quarterly, Indiana Review, The Collagist, The Literary Review, Paperbag, Crab Orchard Review, RATTLE, Lantern Review, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010, This Recording, Letters: A Journal of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Kartika Review, La Fovea, and Mead.

A finalist for the Beatrice Hawley and Kinereth Gensler Awards and a semi-finalist for the "Discovery" / Boston Review Prize, additional honors include fellowships from Kundiman and The Asian American Literary Review, and scholarships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. He holds graduate degrees from Rutgers University and New York University.

Born in New Jersey, he lives in Brooklyn and London.