Angela Narciso Torres gave an insightful poetry reading from Blood Orange (Willow Books, 2013) at the 2015 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, where she was the 2015 Stanley P. Young Fellow in Poetry. Blood Orange won the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry.
Torres, a reader for NER, has poetry in Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, Crab Orchard Review, and other journals, as well as in Spoon River Poetry Review and Kyoto Journal. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Ragdale Foundation, and Midwest Writing Center. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manila, she resides in Chicago, where she teaches poetry workshops and serves as a senior poetry editor for RHINO.