Richard Garcia, 17th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Richard Garcia

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Richard Garcia is the author of The Flying Garcias, published in 1993 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. He has received fellowships in poetry and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. He is a recipient of the Cohen Award from Ploughshares magazine. His poems appear in many journals, including The Americas Review, Bloomsbury Review, The Colorado Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review and Parnassus. He also writes poetry and stories for children, and is the author of a bilingual children’s book, My Aunt Otilia’s Spirits. He earned his MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College and he is currently the poet-in-residence at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles.


Richard Garcia, along with Janet Peery, read on Wednesday, October 5, 1994 at 3:00 p.m. in Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.


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