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Virgil Suarez

Virgil Suárez
(March 23, 2004)

Richard J. Calhoun Reader

Virgil Suárez, Professor, M.F.A. Louisiana State University (1987), was born in Cuba in 1962. He specializes in creative writing (fiction and poetry) and Latino/a (especially Cuban-American) literature. He is the author of over fifteen books of prose and fiction, including Banyan, Palm Crows, and In the Republic of Longing.

Some of his recent work has appeared in The Southern Review, The Mississippi Review, The Kenyon Review, Indiana Review, Ploughshares, New American Writing, New England Review, Poetry London, Poetry Wales, Poetry New Zealand, Imago (Australia), The Toronto Review (Canada), The Barcelona Review (Spain), Paris/Atlantic (France), The Beloit Poetry Journal, and many others both nationally and internationally.

Virgil Suárez was Clemson University’s Richard J. Calhoun Reader in Spring 2004. He gave workshops and discussions as well as a public reading at the Strom Thurmond Institute’s Self Auditorium on Tuesday, March 23rd.

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