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 2014, is due out later this year.

+ 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 on 14 Sept.
+ "A GIF Is a Moment's Monument," an interview with Hossannah Asuncion at the Asian American Writers' Workshop / The Margins
+ At Brooklyn Poets: a reflection on "Confluences," neighborhood haunts, and a current reading list
+ 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
+ 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"
+ "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
+ Podcast of KAYA NATIN! — a Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors with Jessica Hagedorn and more

Future: Teaching a free masterclass on "Forms and Mutations" for Apples and Snakes, 6 Dec

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 / 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; Gramsci Monument for Dia Art Found.; Together We Are NY / A Kavad for Remembering 9/11, pres. by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

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 Greenlight, 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. 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.

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.

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