Ruben Quesada

Poet | Translator | Editor

Ruben Quesada is the editor of the forthcoming volume of essays Latino Poetics from University of New Mexico Press, author of poetry collection Next Extinct Mammal, and translator of the early 20th century Spanish poet, Luis Cernuda, Exiled from the Throne of Night.

            His poetry, prose, and short films have been featured at The American Poetry Review, PloughsharesStand, The California Journal of Poetics, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Poetry Foundation. His work focuses on cityscapes, science, popular culture, road trips, religion, sexual identity, family history, sibling rivalry, homophobia and heartbreaks.

He’s held fellowships and residencies at the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and CantoMundo. Ruben is invested in the creation of community infrastructure and the promotion of Latino writers at all stages of their career.



Author: Ruben Quesada
ISBN: 978-1-943977-54-3
Publication Date: 11/15/2018
Retail Price: $10.00
4”x 6” Paperback; 38 Pages


Revelations is a captivating collection of poetry and literary translations about faith, doubt, and chaos. The nuanced and precise rendering of music, structure, and imagination display a conscientious use of craft. Ruben Quesada's poetry is simultaneously wondrous and contemplative, witnessing trauma of both public and private lives that have been made and unmade at the hands of the Information Age. This book reminds us of the perils and triumphs of innovation and progress.  

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