R. A. Villanueva’s debut collection of poetry, Reliquaria, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize (U. Nebraska Press, 2014). His honors include a commendation from the 2016 Forward Prizes, the inaugural Ninth Letter Literary Award, and fellowships from Kundiman and the Asian American Literary Review. New writing appears in Poetry, Guernica, The American Poetry Review, Prac Crit (UK), The Wolf (UK), and widely elsewhere. Born in New Jersey, he lives in Brooklyn and London.