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William Archila

William Archila was born in El Salvador and earned his MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon. He is the author of two poetry collections: The Art of Exile (Bilingual Review Press, 2009), which won an International Latino Book Award and was selected for the Debut Poets Roundup in Poets & Writers, and The Gravedigger’s Archaeology (Red Hen Press, 2015), which won the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, AGNI, Notre Dame Review, and Copper Nickel, The Bilingual Review, and the anthologies Theatre Under My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, and the forthcoming The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. His poems have appeared in North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Obsidian III, Rattle, and the anthologies Another City: Writing from Los Angeles (City Lights Books) and Birds in the Hand (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). (updated 10/2017)

AGNI has published the following work by William Archila:

Bury This Pig
Saturn’s Country

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