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Manuel Paul Lopez Poetry Reading

López was born and raised in El Centro, California, and received degrees from the University of California, San Diego and San Francisco State University. He is a CantoMundo fellow and was recently awarded a Creative Catalyst Fund grant from the San Diego Foundation in 2012, making him 1 of 15 inaugural fellows. His work has been published in Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingue, The Bitter Oleander, Hanging Loose, Rattle, and ZYZZYVA, among others, and anthologized in Roque Dalton Redux (Cedar Hill Publications). His first book Death of a Mexican and other Poems was published by Bear Star Press in 2006 and was awarded the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. His new collection, The Yearning Feed, won the University of Notre Dame Press 2013 Ernest Sandeen Prize for Poetry. With his wife, he lives in San Diego, California.

Additional Public Info: López was born and raised in El Centro, California, and received a Creative Catalyst Fund grant from the San Diego Foundation in 2012, making him 1 of 15 inaugural fellows. His first book Death of a Mexican and other Poems was published by Bear Star Press in 2006 and was awarded the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. His new collection, The Yearning Feed, won the University of Notre Dame Press 2013 Ernest Sandeen Prize for Poetry.

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