Ruben Quesada has taught Latinx Literatures, Poetry, and Literary Translation at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Columbia College Chicago, UCLA Writers' Program, and ChiArts.
A gifted writer, editor, and translator with over a decade of practical experience and training, Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal, and translator of Luis Cernuda, Exiled from the Throne of Night: Selected Translations.
Dr. Quesada is currently editing of a volume of essays by contemporary Latinx poets on poetry, Latino Poetics (University of New Mexico Press). In November 2018, Revelations (Sibling Rivalry Press), a collection of poetry and literary translations will be available.
Dr. Quesada serves as the Founding Director 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.