Literati is pleased to welcome Brent Armendinger & Marcelo Hernandez Castillo as part of the Literati Poetry Series.
Brent Armendinger is the author of The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying (Noemi Press, 2015), as well as two chapbooks, Undetectable (New Michigan Press, 2009) and Archipelago (Noemi Press, 2009). His work has also appeared in many journals, including Aufgabe, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Fourteen Hills, LIT, Puerto del Sol, Volt, and Web Conjunctions. Brent grew up in Warsaw, NY, and studied at Bard College and the University of Michigan, where he received an Avery Hopwood Award in Poetry. In 2013, he was awarded a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Brent is an Associate Professor of English and World Literature at Pitzer College, and he lives in Los Angeles.
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and crossed the border through Tijuana at the age of five with his family. He is a Canto Mundo fellow, a Zell post-graduate fellow and the first undocumented student to graduate from the University of Michigan’s MFA program. He is a Pushcart nominee and has received fellowships to attend the Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center. He teaches summers as the resident artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. He was a finalist for the New England Review Emerging Writer Award and his manuscript was a finalist for the Alice James Book Prize. His poems and essays can be found in Huizache, Indiana Review, New England Review, The Paris American, and Buzzfeed, among others.