— 2nd Place Winner of the Spotlight Award —
Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Antonio López received a double B.A. in Global Cultural Studies and African-American studies from Duke University. He’s received scholarships to attend the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, the Home School, Tin House Summer Workshop, the Key West Literary Seminar, and Vermont Studio Center. A proud Macondista (an inaugural member at the 2018 Macondo Writer’s Workshop) and CantoMundista, his nonfiction has been featured in PEN/America and his poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in BOAAT Press, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Acentos Review, Permafrost, Huizache, Tin House and elsewhere. He received his Master in Fine Arts (poetry) at Rutgers University in Newark. As a 2018 Marshall Scholar, he is currently pursuing a Master in Philosophy in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford.