Poet Alejandro Aguirre is an MFA candidate at Boston University. In 2023, he judged Poetry's annual prizes. He has also served as editor in chief at Tea Literary & Arts Magazine and poetry editor at Clinch Literary Magazine. As an undergrad at the University of Florida, Alejandro received the Samuel "Bud" Shorstein Creative Writing Award. He was twice a finalist for the Atlanta Review's Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets and received honorable mention for Lyric Magazine's College Poetry Contest. His poems are published/forthcoming in Rattle, Louisiana Literature, I-70 Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, and elsewhere.
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- Mon, Apr 24GainesvilleApr 24, 2023, 7:00 PM – Apr 25, 2023, 7:00 PMGainesville, 401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USAApr 24, 2023, 7:00 PM – Apr 25, 2023, 7:00 PMGainesville, 401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USASupport young poets on Saturday, April 15th, 3-5 PM as judges (including Alejandro Aguirre) inaugurate North Central Florida’s first Youth Poet Laureate. This event will include a poetry reading by the Youth Poet Laureate finalists and is free and open to the public.
- Fri, Apr 14GainesvilleApr 14, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Apr 15, 2023, 9:00 PM EDTGainesville, 513 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USAApr 14, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT – Apr 15, 2023, 9:00 PM EDTGainesville, 513 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA“The Poetics of Resistance in Gainesville and the States” will explore the place of poetry in response to a history of segregation. Following a discussion of examples from Natasha Trethewey, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Jericho Brown, Aguirre will lead patrons in composing a collaborate poem.