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.

+ "Archipelagic" at the Academy of American Poets (for Poem-A-Day, 22 Dec); "Swarm" at Verse Daily (for 23 Sep)
+ In The Millions, Nick Ripatrazone reflects on Reliquaria as part of his entry for "A Year in Reading 2014"
+ 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)
+ For The National Book Critics Circle's Small Press Spotlight, a conversation with Rigoberto González
+ Audio from a reading with Anne Carson + Robert Currie and Ishion Hutchinson at Berl's
+ "A GIF Is a Moment's Monument," an interview with Hossannah Asuncion at the Asian American Writers' Workshop / The Margins
+ At The Best American Poetry Blog: an extended conversation about "Sacrum," the architecture of Reliquaria, and more
+ Archived at YouTube: a Live Online Poetry Reading in Celebration of APA Heritage Month

Future (London): Reading with Pascale Petit, Roddy Lumsden, Chip Grim, and Sarah Fletcher at The Room, 7 Feb; Jazz Verse Jukebox with Amy Acre, Salena Godden, and Sabrina Mahfouz, 8 Feb; Coffee-House Poetry with Inua Ellams, Miranda Peake, Will Burns, and more at The Troubadour, 11 May

Past: Leading a masterclass on "Forms and Mutations" for Apples and Snakes; 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 / 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival; Reading with Willie Perdomo at the Baltimore Book Festival; BIRDS NOT BIRDCAGES, an open-enrollment course at Poets House; Hosting Natalie Diaz, April Naoko Heck, and Ocean Vuong at AAWW; 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.