Join Rachelle as she talks with poet Richard Garcia:
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Richard Garcia (poetry) is the author of three books of poetry, The Flying Garcias (University of Pittsburgh Press), Rancho Notorious (BOA Editions), The Persistence of Objects (BOA Editions), and a bilingual children’s book, My Aunt Otilia’s Spirits (Children’s Book Press). His poetry has appeared in many journals, such as The Georgia Review, Crazyhorse, The Cortland Review and Ploughshares. His work is also included in anthologies, among them, The Best of the Prose Poem, Mother Songs, Urban Nature, Touching the Fire, and Best American Poetry 2005. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pushcart Prize, the Mudfish Prize from Mudfish Magazine, the Greensboro Award from the Greensboro Review, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares, and the Georgetown Prize from the Georgetown Review. He was poet-in-residence at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles for twelve years, where he conducted workshops in art and poetry for hospitalized children. His most recent publication is a chapbook of prose poems, Chickenhead, available only online from FootHills Publishing: http://foothillspublishing.com/2009/id56.htm. He teaches at the Antioch low residency in LA and privately online. Richard’s website is www.richardgarcia.info.