Ramsey Mathews

Ramsey Mathews was born in rural Georgia. He has undergraduate degrees from Georgia Tech and Georgia State University. While working in film and television in Los Angeles, he earned a Masters in modern American and British dramatic literature from Cal State University Northridge and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Cal State University, Long Beach. He is a PhD candidate in English and Creative Writing at Florida State University where he teaches poetry, composition, and literature. For the last three years, he served as Assistant Production Editor of The Southeast Review. His poetry has appeared in Boaat Journal, San Pedro River Review, and Sagebrush Review among others. You can find his photography at ramseymathews.photography or Twitter @dramapoet.


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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.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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