Present: Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, a polyphonic literary journal of new poems, translations, and images. The newest issue of Tongue, Issue Two - Winter 2013, is available now.

+ At Prairie Schooner: an interview on winning the 2013 Book Prize, current projects, and shaping a manuscript
+ At Lantern Review: "Editors' Corner: Books We're Looking Forward to in 2014"
+ Teaching BIRDS NOT BIRDCAGES, an open-enrollment course at Poets House; meetings held 22 Feb-5 Apr, 2014
+ "Aftermaths" and "Sacrum," selected by G.C. Waldrep as winners of the Ninth Letter Literary Award for poetry and published in its Fall/Winter 2013-4 issue
+ A December feature at The Common focused on new work: "Albumen" (also in Hyphen's January Reader) and "Electioneering"
+ Podcast of KAYA NATIN!—a Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors with Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedorn, and more
+ Photosets from the 2013 PageTurner Festival
+ "Between Worth & the Church of the Transfiguration" discussed in Kill Screen #6, in "Versus Mode"
+ A New Pages review of Gulf Coast 23.2 and "Antipodal"

Future: "Migrants, Monsters, and Mutants" at the 2014 Mass. Poetry Festival, 3 May; A Live Online Poetry Reading in Celebration of APA Heritage Month, 8 May; Reading with Cathy Linh Che, Tarfia Faizullah, and Sally Wen Mao at AAWW, 30 May; Inaugural Filipino & Filipino-American Writers Summit, Manila/Quezon City/Dumaguete, Philippines on 16-30 Jul, 2014; Reading with Jericho Brown and Cathy Park Hong for Brooklyn Poets at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Fest.

Past: Hosting Natalie Diaz, April Naoko Heck, and Ocean Vuong at The AAWW, 11/21; The Signet Society at Harvard, 11/18; Asian American Poetics at Hunter College class visit, 10/23; Gramsci Monument for Dia Art Found., 7/17; Reading with Yusef Komunyakaa, Suji Kim, Dante Micheaux at Poets House; Together We Are New York/A Kavad for Remembering 9/11, pres. by LMCC

R.A.Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. He is also the winner of the 2013 Ninth Letter Literary Award for poetry.

Reliquaria is available to pre-order now from University of Nebraska Press.

A semi-finalist for the 2013 "Discovery"/Boston Review Prize and a finalist for the 2011 Beatrice Hawley and Kinereth Gensler Awards, additional honors include fellowships from Kundiman and The Asian American Literary Review, and scholarships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Recent poems have been nominated for The Pushchart Prize and anthologized in A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. He holds graduate degrees from Rutgers University and New York University.


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His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Common, 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 The Margins.

He formerly served as the Poetry Editor of Washington Square and co-curator of Experiments & Disorders, a performance series at Dixon Place devoted to new poetic forms.