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About Victor Rodríguez-Núñez

Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez joined Kenyon College in 2001. He teaches a number of courses on Spanish American literatures and cultures, as well as all levels of Spanish language.
He has published twelve books of poetry along with numerous editions of his selected poems, the most recent being Cuarto de desahogo (Letras Cubanas, 2013). His poetry has received major awards throughout the Spanish-speaking world and he has read his work in over twenty countries. His publications in English include The Infinite’s Ash (Arc Publications, 2008), thaw (Arc Publications, 2013), and Every Good Heart Is a Telescope: Early Poems (Toad Press, 2013). As a scholar, Rodríguez-Núñez has published various anthologies, critical editions, introductions, essays on Spanish American writers, and a book on García Marquez's non-fiction works.
Along with his academic endeavors, he has been active as a cultural journalist in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Colombia, and has served as an editor of both cultural magazines and specialized journals, most recently the Mexican literary magazine, La Otra (
Rodríguez-Núñez is also an accomplished translator; his latest book-length collections are by Mark Strand and John Kinsella. He divides his time between Gambier, Ohio and Havana, Cuba.


Present NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor of Spanish, Kenyon College

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