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Octavio Quintanilla


Host Daniel Chacón talks to writer and artist Octavio Quintanilla, author of the poetry collection, If I Go Missing (Slough Press, 2014) as well as Wasted Time (Alabrava Press, 2019). He also served as the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate of San Antonio, TX., and he is the founder of Alabrava Press.

Octavio Quintanilla´s poetry, fiction, translations, and photography have appeared, or are forthcoming, in journals such as Salamander, RHINO, Alaska Quarterly Review, Green Mountains Review, and The Texas Observer.

His Frontextos (visual poems) have been published in journals such as Poetry Northwest, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, About Place Journal, and The Windward Review, and his visual work has been exhibited in many locations including the Southwest School of Art, Presa House Gallery, Equinox Gallery, and The University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley (Brownsville Campus).

Interview Originally Aired on March 27, 2022.