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 Ruben  Quesada

Ruben Quesada

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing for the Performing Arts

Office: 3562 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-2428
Email: rmquesada@eiu.edu
Website: http://rubenquesada.com
 


Office Hours 

  • Mondays: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
  • Skype: T 12:00-2:00 p.m.

BOOKS

  • Latino Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry (University of New Mexico Press, forthcoming)
  • Next Extinct Mammal: Poetry (Greenhouse Review Press, 2011)
  • Exiled From the Throne of Night: Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda (Aureole Press, 2008)
 
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Frequently Taught Courses

  • Poetry & Dramatic Writing
  • Queer Theory
  • Composition and Language
     

Education

Ph.D., English, Texas Tech University
M.F.A., Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts, University of California-Riverside  


 

Professional Organizations

  • Electronic Literature Organization
  • Modern Language Association
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs 

Research

  • Philosophy and Poetry 
  • Queer Representation in Film, Television, and Radio 
  • Verisimilitude in Poetry and Film 

Selected Publications

Periodicals:
  • “For Icarus.” Quiddity, Vol. 7.2 Fall/Winter 2014. Print.
  • “Dredging Apollo.” Quiddity, Vol. 7.2 Fall/Winter 2014. Print.
  • “Starry Night.” Solo Novo, Fall. 2014. Print.
  • “Self-Portrait.” Solo Novo, Fall 2014. Print.
  • “Denouement.” Solo Novo, Fall 2014. Print.
  • “Dead Bird.” Miramar No. 2 Sept. 2014. Print
  • “Winter Song.” Miramar No. 2 Sept. 2014. Print.
  • “Pilgrim.” Miramar No. 2 Sept. 2014. Print.
  • “Girl With Prayer.” Boaat Press Vol. 2. 25 Sept. 2014. Web.
  • “Antilian Landscape.” Boaat Press Vol. 2. 25 Sept. 2014. Web.
  • “Nirvana.” Boaat Press Vol. 2. 25 Sept. 2014. Web.
  • “Winter Landscape.” Luna Luna 14 Aug. 2014. Web.
Editorial: 
  • Judge, 2014 Gabriela Mistral Poetry Prize ($500), Cobalt Press
  • Poetry Editor. “Here And There.” Luna Luna 8 Oct. 2014. 
  • Poetry Editor. “Suburban Juggernaut.” Luna Luna 1 Oct. 2014. 
  • Poetry Editor. “My Sister Michele Never Read the Book.” Luna Luna 24 Sept. 2014.
  • Poetry Editor. “Ancestors.” Luna Luna 17 Sept. 2014. 
  • Poetry Editor. “Selfie: Cut From the Same.” Luna Luna 10 Sept. 2014. Web.
  • Poetry Editor. “I Love Juana.” Luna Luna 3 Sept. 2014. Web.
  • Poetry Editor. “Ancient Brown Skin.” Luna Luna 27 Aug. 2014. Web.
  • Poetry Editor. “Two Poems.” Luna Luna 20 Aug. 2014. Web.
  • Poetry Editor. “Sonnet for Pooltoylover001.” Luna Luna 13 Aug. 2014. Web.
  • Poetry Editor. “Two Poems.” Luna Luna 6 Aug. 2014. Web.

Funding & Grants

  • Fellow and resident at CantoMundo, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Santa Fe Art Institute, Lambda Literary Foundation Writer’s Retreat, and Idyllwild Arts Program.

Community

  • C0-Chair, Women's History Awareness Month Cmte, Eastern Illnois University (2014 - 2015)
  • Co-Chair, University Professionals of Illinois, Diversity Adhoc Cmte, Eastern Illinois University (2014 - 2015)
  • Founder & Editorial Director of Stories & Queer, a non profit, traveling reading series whose mission is to create safe storytelling spaces for poets & writers of color in underrepresented areas of the country, Dr. Quesada now serves as its Edtorial Director.
  • Editorial Experience:

2014 - Present: Poetry Editor, Cobalt Review
2014 - Present: Poetry Editor, Luna Luna Magazine 
2012 - Present: Poetry Editor, The Cossack Review
2011 - Present: Founder/Publisher, Codex Journal 

 


 



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