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Ángel García

Assistant Professor


Ángel García, the proud son of Mexican immigrants, is the author of Teeth Never Sleep (University of Arkansas Press), winner of a CantoMundo Poetry Prize, winner of an American Book Award, finalist for a PEN America Open Book Award and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His work has been published in the American Poetry Review, McSweeney's, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, Connotation Press, Tinderbox, Huizache, Miramar, Waxwing, The Acentos Review, The Packinghouse Review, and The Good Men Project among others. He has also received fellowships from Community of Writers, CantoMundo, Vermont Studio Center, and MacDowell.

Ángel is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a PhD from the University of Nebraksa, Lincoln, an M.F.A. from the University of California-Riverside, a B.A. from the University of Redlands, and an A.A. from Long Beach City College. In addition to his creative and academic work, Ángel is also the cofounder of the non-profit organization, Gente Organizada, that works to educate, empower, and engage communities through grassroots organizing. He lives in Champaign, Illinois and is working on his second collection of poems.


Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, English Department

Recent Publications

Garcia, A. N. (2018). Teeth Never Sleep: Poems. The University of Arkansas Press.

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