Ruben Quesada

Ruben Quesada

Associate Fellow at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters

Ruben Quesada is author of two chapbooks of poetry and translations, Revelations and Exiled from the Throne of Night: Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda, and a collection of poetry, Next Extinct Mammal. His writing has appeared in Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, and other anthologies and journals.

Quesada has taught courses on literary translation, poetry, poetics, and literary theory at the undergraduate and graduate-level. He has taught for Vermont College of Fine Arts, UCLA Writers’ Program, Northwestern University, The School of the Art Institute, Columbia College Chicago, Texas Tech University, and University of California, Riverside.

Quesada is the founder of the Latinx Writers Caucus, an organization concerned with the education, equity, and inclusion of Latinx writers in the literary and publishing community. He is co-editing an anthology of essays on Latinx poetry and poetics with Natalie Scenters-Zapico, slated for publication by University of New Mexico Press.

Currently, he serves as a translator and site coordinator for Illinois Humanities, a blogger at The Kenyon Review, and a poetry editor at AGNI.