Elidio La Torre Lagares earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas-El Paso. He has published several poetry collections in Spanish, and he is preparing his first English language book of poems. His work has appeared in Revista Centro Journal (City University of New York), Azahares (University of Arkansas-Fort Smith), Sargasso (University of Puerto Rico), The Acentos Review, Nagari, Malpaís Review, and Ariel Chart. He currently teaches literature and creative writing in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

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