Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, 43rd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Media is loading

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date




Author/Artist Bio

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is a poet, essayist, translator, and immigration advocate. He has written the collection Cenzontle (2018), which won the 2017 A. Poulin Jr. Prize, and the chapbook Dulce (2018). His memoir, Children of the Land (2020), is his most recent publication. His work has appeared or been featured in The New York Times, PBS Newshour, People Magazine en Español, The Paris Review, Fusion TV, Buzzfeed, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, New England Review, and Indiana Review, among others. He currently teaches in the Low-Res MFA Program at Ashland University.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. Virtual.

Luisa Igloria, Festival Co-director, welcomed the audience, giving thanks to all those who helped make the Literary Festival happen during the time of Covid. Igloria invited Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, a part of the MFA writing program in ODU's English Department. Kingsley Introduced Marcelo Hernandez Castillo.

Video Runtime: 01:01:12

File Size:

File Type: Video/mp4

This document is currently not available here.