Ernesto L. Abeytia is a Spanish-American poet and teacher. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University, an MA in English from Saint Louis University, and an MA in Anglo/North-American Cultural and Literary Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain.
His poems appear or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, Fugue, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, PBS NewsHour, The Shallow Ends, Zócalo Public Square, and elsewhere. His essays and book reviews can be found in Hayden’s Ferry Review and the anthology Of Color: Poets’ Ways of Making, among other venues. He has presented research and led workshops at various conferences, including The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, ASU’s Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros Celebration, ASU’s Young Adult Writing Program, and Phoenix Fan Fusion.
He has received grants and fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, Saint Louis University, and Arizona Humanities, where he is a Humanities Scholar.
Ernesto has taught Film, Poetry, 20th Century Literature, Research Methods, and Composition and Rhetoric, and is a frequent panel moderator, guest lecturer, creative writing judge, and community programs coordinator.
Currently, he is a Ph.D. Candidate in English Linguistics at the Complutense University of Madrid and teaches for The Writers’ Studio at Arizona State University.