Award-Winning Poet Explores Identity for English Visiting Writers Series

Humboldt State University’s English Department hosts San-Diego based author and poet Manual Paul López, in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. for the latest installment of the Visiting Writers’ Series.

Manual Paul López

López, who teaches humanities to high school students at High Tech High in Point Loma, Calif., is the winner of the 2013 Ernest Sandeen Prize in poetry for his work, “The Yearning Feed.”

López is also a CantoMundo fellow and was recently awarded a Creative Catalyst Fund grant from the San Diego Foundation in 2012, making him one of 15 inaugural fellows.

Manuel Paul López was born and raised in El Centro, California, and received degrees from the University of California, San Diego, and San Francisco State University.

His work has been published in Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingue, The Bitter Oleander, Hanging Loose, Rattle, and ZYZZYVA, among others, and anthologized in “Roque Dalton Redux” (Cedar Hill Publications). His first book “Death of a Mexican and other Poems” was published by Bear Star Press in 2006 and was awarded the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. López lives in San Diego with his wife.

More about Manuel Paul López on the web: article featuring video of Lopez’s poem “1984”

Words Dance article featuring an excerpt from The Yearning Feed, and a short interview with Lopez

Manuel Paul Lopez’s blog