Present: Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, a polyphonic literary journal of new poems, translations, and images. The next issue of Tongue, Issue Three - Winter 2015, is due out later this year.

+ 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."
+ "Archipelagic" at the Academy of American Poets (for Poem-A-Day, 22 Dec); "Swarm" at Verse Daily (for 23 Sep)
+ 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 about "Sacrum," the architecture of Reliquaria, and more
+ "On Feed Sonnets," an interview with Melissa R. Sipin, editor-in-chief of TAYO Literary Magazine, and "A GIF Is a Moment's Monument," an interview with Hossannah Asuncion at The Margins
+ Two interviews recorded for literary podcasts: with Cherisse Yanit-Nadal for Blue Book Buzz (MP3 audio, 43:37 min); with Raymond Antrobus for IndieFeed (MP3 audio, 19:51 min)
+ Audio from a reading with Anne Carson + Robert Currie and Ishion Hutchinson at Berl's

Future (US): Reading with AALR A Lettres Fellows, Cathy Linh Che, Eugenia Leigh, and Ocean Vuong, at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 4 May; Reading with Rachel Eliza Griffiths for The Poetry Center of Chicago, 7 May // Future (UK): Coffee-House Poetry with Inua Ellams, Miranda Peake, Will Burns, and more at The Troubadour, 11 May; Leading a new course, "A Festival of Opposing Forces," for The Poetry School, 22 Jul

Past: 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); Reading with Jericho Brown and Cathy Park Hong for Brooklyn Poets; Reading with Willie Perdomo at the Baltimore Book Fest.; 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, and Amazon. In the United Kingdom and Europe, Reliquaria can be ordered via Combined Academic Publishers and Waterstones; in London, Reliquaria can be found at The Saison Poetry Library and the London Review Bookshop.


New writing is forthcoming in The Wolf (UK), Crazyhorse, Five Points, The Common, and TAYO. 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, Mead, and The Margins.


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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.

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

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