Roberto F. Santiago received his MFA from Rutgers University, and BA from Sarah Lawrence College. He is a 2016 Squaw Valley Community of Writers Fellow, 2015 Sarah Lawrence Fellow, 2014 Lambda Literary Fellow, recipient of the Alfred C. Carey Poetry Prize, and his debut book of poetry was a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. Roberto writes and produces his own music, and likens himself to Tennessee Williams in a poodle skirt, Gloria Anzaldúa in culottes, and/or James Merrill in short-shorts. Currently, he works as an educator in San Francisco and lives in Oakland with a fiction writer and 16 year old cat that edits most of his poetry…whether he asks her to, or not.
His poetry has been published in such anthologies/journals as Apogee (2016), Foglifter (2016), The Brillantina Project (2016), Assaracus (2014), The Acentos Review (2014) CURA (2014), Hypothetical: A Review of Everything Imaginable (2014), The Waiting Room Reader (2013); Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality (2011); Me No Habla With Acento (2011); -gape-seed- (2011); and The Best of Panic: En Vivo From the East Village (2010).
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