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Jose Padua (photograph by Maggie Padua)

Writer of Poems, Fiction, Non-Fiction

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Writer of Poems, Fiction, Non-Fiction

Jose Padua (photograph by Maggie Padua)

About Me

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My Background

My Background

My Background

My manuscript, A Short History of Monsters, was chosen by former poet laureate Billy Collins as the winner of the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Arkansas Press in March, 2019. My poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in Bomb, Salon, Alternet, The Weeklings, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Unbearables, Crimes of the Beats, Up is Up, but So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, and many other journals and anthologies. I've written features and reviews for NYPress, Washington City Paper, the Brooklyn Rail, and the New York Times and read my work at the Lollapalooza Festival, CBGBs, the Knitting Factory, the Public Theater, the Living Theater, the Split This Rock poetry festival, the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, the Black Cat Club, the Washington Project for the Arts, and many other venues. I live in  Washington, DC with my wife, the poet Heather Davis, and our daughter and son. I'm at work on a memoir. 

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Events

My Background

My Background

UPCOMING READINGS:

March 22, 2020:

American Monster

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

Pittsburgh, PA


June 11, 2020 (new date):

Readings on the Pike series

Acme Pie Company, Arlington, Virginia


October 20, 2020:

Inner Loop Reading series

Washington, DC


PAST READINGS

July 1, 2019: NYC Book Launch

for A Short History of Monsters

at The Bowery Poetry Club.


April 24, 2019: BOOK LAUNCH for A Short History of Monsters at KramerBooks & Afterwords. 6:30 PM. Introduced by Silvana Straw.


April 29, 2019: Martha Washington Library. Building to Crescendo. 7-8 PM. With Michael Gushue, Heather Davis, and Cort Bledsoe. 


May 5, 2019: American Poetry Museum. 3-5 PM. With Katy Richey.