Michael Torres

Michael Torres was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Water~Stone Review, Ninth Letter, and online as The Missouri Review’s Poem of the Week, among others. A VONA alum, his honors include fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, and the Loft Literary Center. Currently Torres teaches in the MFA program at Minnesota State University, Mankato and through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Visit him at: michaeltorreswriter.com