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i am elidio la torre lagares

If you are here, you want to know something about me. Or maybe it's serendipity. I live in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but the world is my oyster. I teach literature, creative writing, expository writing, and science writing. Yes. That too. I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas-El Paso, but I also have a Master's Degree in English from the University of Puerto Rico and a Ph.D. in Puerto Rican Literature. During the mid 1990's and throughout the first decade of the new millenium, worked as editor and publisher for Santillana USA, the University of Puerto Rico Press, and Terranova Editores. In more academic concerns, I was appointed director to the Seminario de Estudios Hispanics at the College of Humanities, UPR, where I also coordinated the master’s degree program in Arts Management, adscribed to the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. I have published four poetry collections, two of which are available in electronic format: Vicios de construcción, and Ensayo del vuelo, which was awarded with the Julia de Burgos National Poetry Award in 2008 in Puerto Rico. short story collection, Septiembre (September); two novels: Historia de un dios pequeño (Tale of a Small God, 2001) and Gracia (Grace, 2004), both awarded the one the best books published in their respective years by the Puerto Rico Pen Club. My latest novel, Correr tras el viento (Chasing the wind) is currently under translation. In 2015, La Torre won Casa de los Poetas Poetry Award in 2015 with his poem “Santurcesutra,” and more recently, he won 2nd Prize in the Rio Grande Review Literary Contest in Texas. He has published in Sargasso (University of Puerto Rico), Revista Centro Jornal (City University of New York), Azahares (University of Arkansas) and Malpaís Review (New Mexico), among others.


Education
University of Texas-El Paso

MFA Creative Writing

University of Puerto Rico

MA American Literature

Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico

Ph.D. Literatura Puertorriqueña y del Caribe


Experience
Writing and Literature Professor

University of Puerto Rico (2004 to present)

University of Sacred Heart (2005-2010)

Editor/Publisher

Terranova Editores

University of Puerto Rico Press

Grupo Santillana

Collaborator

Nagari Magazine

Otro Lunes

El Nuevo Día


Skills
Book Editor
Book Designer
Multilingual (Spanish, English, Italian, French)
Computer Literate
Multi Tasker

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Awards Won

9

Books Published

15

Editing Projects

110

Articles Published

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