About the Author
Born in 1976, a native of Los Angeles and a first-generation Costa Rican American, Ruben Quesada received his Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from the University of California, Riverside in 2007. He is completing a PhD in English at Texas Tech University, where he teaches English and creative writing. His translations of Luis Cernuda and Pablo Neruda have appeared in Stand Magazine and LUNA, as well as in a chapbook, Exiled from the Throne of Night (2008), from Aureole Press at the University of Toledo (Ohio). His awards include residencies from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Idyllwild Arts Program, Lambda Literary Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and the Santa Fe Art Institute.