Jacob Shores-Argüello

Jacob Shores-Argüello is a Costa Rican–American poet and fiction writer. He is the author of the poetry collections In the Absence of Clocks (2012) and Paraíso (2017), which won the inaugural CantoMundo Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Ukraine, the Dzanc Books ILP International Literature Award, a Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown, a Djerassi Resident Artist’s Fellowship, an Amy Clampitt residency, and a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry magazine, and Guernica.


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Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry by Charles Simic and Jacob Shores-Argüello


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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