Quesada, Ruben

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Quesada, Ruben Gender: M
Ruben Mariano Quesada
born on 22 August 1976 at 06:22 (= 06:22 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°34' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°04 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 29°11'

Ruben Quesada (at AWP Conference 2017)
photo: slowking4, license gfdl


American poet, the author of the poetry collections Next Extinct Mammal (2011) and Revelations (2018). He was born to and raised by Costa Rican immigrant parents in Los Angeles, California.

After receiving a PhD in English, Quesada moved to Illinois in 2012. Soon after, with the mentorship of founding members from CantoMundo Poetry, Macondo Writers, and Letras Latinas, he founded the Latinx Writers Caucus at the Association of Writing & Writing Programs (AWP).

In 2015, Quesada moved to Chicago and launched the Logan’s Run Readings series, the nation’s only Latinx literary salon. Poets and authors featured include Daniel Borzutzky, Juan Martinez, Joanne Diaz, Erika L. Sánchez, David Campos, Diana Pando, Carlo Matos, Amy Sayre Baptista, Wendy C. Ortiz, Mónica A. Jiménez, and Diego Báez.

In January 2021, Quesada launched Mercy Street Readings, a live literary broadcast featuring contemporary poets and writers. Currently, he serves as an editorial advisor for JackLeg Press and he teaches as an Associate Teaching Fellow at the Attic Institute and for the UCLA Writers’ Program.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter, "Two is one of my lucky numbers. My birthday is on the 22nd, or in 2 days. I was born at 6:22 am. I’m remind of you and how much I love you all. What a life?!" (posted 20 August 2022) [1].

Date, year and county (Los Angeles) from California Birth Index.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Costa Rican, Hispanic, Latino)
  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BA, MFA, PhD)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor