Virgil Suarez, 27th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Virgil Suarez

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Virgil Suarez is a Professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Florida State University. He received his M.F.A. from Louisiana State University in 1987. Suarez was born in Cuba in 1962. He specializes in creative writing (fiction and poetry) and Latino/a (especially Cuban-American) literature. He is the author of over fifteen books of prose and fiction including 90 Miles (Selected & New Poems) forthcoming in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh Press, The Soviet Circus Visits Havana & Other Stories (University of Arizona Press, 2004), Landscapers & Dreams (Lousiana Literature Press, 2003) Vespers: Spirituality in America (University of Iowa Press, 2003), and Guide to the Blue Tongue (University of Illinois Press, 2002). Honors include the G. MacCarthur Poetry Prize, 2002, the Book Expo America/Latino Literature Hall of Fame Poetry Prize for best book of poetry (Banyan, LSU Press), several Pushcart Prize nominations, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Suarez read on Monday, October 4th, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.


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