Tomás Q. Morín is the author of the poetry collection Machete (Knopf, 2021) and the memoir Let Me Count the Ways (Univ. of Nebraska, 2022). His first collection of poetry A Larger Country was the winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman Prize and runner-up for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. Patient Zero, his second poetry collection, was described by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as "striking in capturing everyday actions with startling, musical wit." With Mari L’Esperance he co-edited Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine, a book that explores the art and value of Philip Levine's five decades of teaching. In his work as a translator, Morín translated Pablo Neruda’s visionary The Heights of Macchu Picchu, as well as Luisa Pardo & Gabino Rodriguez's libretto Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance, a magisterial opera composed by Graham Reynolds.
Recent Awards, Grants, and Fellowships:
2021, Civitella Ranieri Fellowship
Contemporary American Poetry
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Texas State University, 2003
M.A., Hispanic & Italian Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2000
BA, Spanish, Texas State University, 1998