Ruben Quesada serves as faculty at Northwestern University, The School of the Art Institute, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Columbia College Chicago, and UCLA, where he teaches Latinx literatures, literary translation, editing, and poetry writing.
A gifted writer, editor, and translator with over a decade of practical experience and training, Quesada holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California at Riverside, a Ph.D. in English (Poetry and Poetics) from Texas Tech University. A former editor at The Rumpus, Iron Horse Literary Review, Cossack Review, Cobalt Review, and Codex, Quesada is currently a Contributing Editor at Chicago Review of Books.
Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal, and translator of Luis Cernuda, Exiled from the Throne of Night: Selected Translations. Quesada is currently editing of a volume of essays by contemporary Latinx poets on poetry, Latino Poetics (University of New Mexico Press).
Revelations, a chapbook of poetry and translations, is forthcoming in November from Sibling Rivalry Press.
Ruben Quesada is Founder of the Latinx Writers Caucus, which meets annually at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. He is invested in the success and promotion of Latinx writers at all stages of their career.