Ángel García, the proud son of Mexican immigrants, is the author of Teeth Never Sleep, winner of a 2018 CantoMundo Poetry Prize published by the University of Arkansas Press, winner of a 2019 American Book Award, finalist for a 2019 PEN America Open Book Award, and finalist for a 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His work has been published in The American Poetry Review, McSweeney's, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, Connotation Press, Tinderbox, Huizache, Miramar, Waxwing, The Acentos Review, The Packinghouse Review, and The Good Men Project among others. He has also received fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers-Squaw Valley and Vermont Studio Center.
Currently, Ángel is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a PhD from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, an M.F.A. from the University of California-Riverside, a B.A. from the University of Redlands, and an A.A. from Long Beach City College. In addition to his creative and academic work, Ángel is also the cofounder of the non-profit organization, Gente Organizada, that works to educate, empower, and engage communities through grassroots organizing.
PhD in English Studies: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts: University of California, Riverside
Awards and Honors
2018 CantoMundo Poetry Prize
2019 American Book Award
CW 106 - Poetry I
CW 406 - Poetry III
CW 506 - Writing Workshop in Poetry (Graduate Workshop)
Additional Campus Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Latina/Latino Studies
Garcia, A. N. (2018). Teeth Never Sleep: Poems. The University of Arkansas Press.