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Antonio Lopez


Antonio López is a poetician working at the intersection of poetry, politics and social change. He has received literary scholarships to attend the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Tin House, the Vermont Studio Center, and Bread Loaf. He is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop and a CantoMundo Fellow. He holds degrees from Duke University, Rutgers-Newark, and the University of Oxford. He is pursuing a PhD in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University. His debut poetry collection, Gentefication, was selected by Gregory Pardlo as the winner of the 2019 Levis Prize in Poetry. As district representative for California State Senator Josh Becker, he serves as the liaison for the Latinx, veteran, and Muslim communities of State District 13. Antonio is currently fighting gentrification in his hometown as the newest and youngest council member for the City of East Palo Alto.

Updated July 2021

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