Xavier Cavazos earned a B.A. from Central Washington University, an MFA in Creative Writing and the Environment from Iowa State University. He was the Nuyorican Poets Café 1993 “Fresh Poet” Award winner and the Nuyorican Poets Café 1995 Gland Slam Champion. Cavazos was the 2011 and 2012 “Discovery” Boston Review Poetry Contest Runner-Up. His chapbook, Barbarian at the Gate, was selected by Thomas Sayers Ellis and was a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Winner in 2014. Cavazos teaches undergraduate composition and poetry in the English Department at Iowa State University.
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