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Paul López, the 2013 Sandeen Poetry Prize Winner, will read on February 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hammes Bookstore.

Manuel Paul López, winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize for Poetry from the University of Notre Dame Press for The Yearning Feed, was born and raised in El Centro, California, and received degrees from the University of California, San Diego and San Francisco State University. He is a CantoMundo fellow and was recently awarded a Creative Catalyst Fund grant from the San Diego Foundation in 2012, making him 1 of 15 inaugural fellows. His work has been published in Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingue, The Bitter Oleander, Hanging Loose, Rattle, and ZYZZYVA, among others, and anthologized in Roque Dalton Redux (Cedar Hill Publications). With his wife, he lives in San Diego, California. His first book Death of a Mexican and other Poems was published by Bear Star Press in 2006 and was awarded the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize.

López's book will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in late fall 2013 and he will read in the spring 2014 semester.

The judges for the Sandeen Prize in Poetry are Orlando Menes and Joyelle McSweeney.

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