Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo


Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Biography

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s most recent book is Children of the Land: a Memoir, (Harper Collins). He is also the author of Cenzontle, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. prize (BOA editions 2018), and Dulce, winner of the Drinking Gourd Prize (Northwestern University Press). As one of the founders of the Undocupoets campaign, he was the first undocumented student to graduate from the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan. His work has been featured in the New York TimesHarper’s MagazineThe Paris Review, among others.

Education

MFA in Poetry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor