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Curriculum Vitae

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Eric Morago                                                                                   




            M.F.A. in Creative Writing, California State University, Long Beach

            B.A. in English Studies: Special Emphasis Creative Writing and Theatre Arts, California State University, Long Beach



            Here For The Friction (Poems, Chapbook) Orange Ocean Press 2012

            What We Ache For (Poems and Prose) Moon Tide Press 2010

            First Kill (Poems, Chapbook) Self-published 2009

            Secret Origin (Poems, Chapbook) Self-published 2007



            I Don’t Like Straws (Spoken Word) Melody Maker Productions 2010





            2008    Idyllwild Arts Poetry Fellowship



            2010    Pushcart Prize

            2014    Pushcart Prize



           2015 (Spring): Workshop Instructor, El Rancho High School

           2015 (Spring): Workshop Instructor, Pico Rivera Library

           2013 (Fall): Guest Lecturer, Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility

           2013 (Spring): Workshop Instructor, Muckenthaler Cultural Arts Center

           2012 – Present: Private Workshop Series, Half Off Books

           2010 – Present: Workshop Instructor, Red Hen Press Writing in the Schools Program

           2012 (Spring): Guest Lecturer, Orange County High School of the Arts

           2011 (Spring): Visiting Poet in School, South El Monte High School

           2011 (Spring): Visiting Poet in School, Santa Fe Springs High School

           2009 (Spring): Workshop Instructor, Arts Council of Long Beach Scholars in Schools Program

           2009 (Spring): Guest Lecturer, Hip Hop and Poetry Panel, Fullerton College

           2008 – 2009: Volunteer Workshop Instructor for Incarcerated Youth, Theo Lacy, Youth Guidance Center, California Youth Authority, and Joplin 

           2007 – 2009: Graduate Assistant, California State University, Long Beach




In Anthologies

           Multiverse: An Anthology of Superhero Poetry of Superhuman Productions, Rob Sturma and Ryk Mcintyre, eds., Write Bloody, 2014

           Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, Bryan D. Dietrich and Maria Ferguson, eds., Minor Arcana Press, 2014

           Don’t Blame the Ugly Mug 10 Years of 2 Idiots Peddling Poetry, Steve Ramirez and Ben Trigg, eds., Tebot Bach, 2011

           Beside the City of Angels an Anthology of Long Beach Poetry, Paul Kareem Tayyar, ed., World Parade Books, 2010

           Carving in Bone an Anthology of Orange County Poetry, Michael Miller and Ben Trigg, eds., Moon Tide Press, 2007


In Magazines and Journals

           Cadence Collective, Fall 2014

           Litnivorous, Summer 2012

           Carnival, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

           Bank Heavy Press, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011

           Spot Lit, Fall 2010, Spring 2010

           Cobalt Poets Broadside Series, Spring 2011, Spring 2009

           San Pedro River Review, Summer 2010

           Beggars & Cheeseburgers, Spring 2010, Fall 2009

           Verdad, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010

           Connotation Press, Fall 2009

           Splinter Generation, Spring 2009

           Phantom Lips, Spring 2009

           Kotori Magazine, Spring 2009

           RipRap, Spring 2008, Spring 2009



            Indelible Ink Leadership Board, 2010 – 2012



           2009 – Present: California Workforce Association Poet in Residence.

           2012 – Guest Director for Poetry in Performance at Orange County High School of the Arts

           2012 – Emceed ACUI’s National College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational

           2011 – Present: Associate Reviews Writer for

           2011 – Present: Literary Event Curator for Half Off Books, Whittier, California

           2010 – Present: Curator for Quarterly Reading Series at Vinatero Wine Shop, Whittier, California

           2008 – 2010: Coach for California State University, Long Beach’s ACUI Poetry Slam Team

           2008 – Collaborated with Joanne Gordon, Chair of the Theatre Department at California State University, Long Beach, to create and perform in                    Outloud, a production comprised of works written by self and others.

           2008 – 2009: Host of Strangers with Poetry, a radio show on KBEACH, produced by The PrimeSpot.

           2007 – 2010: Curator for California State University’s Poets Lounge



           California State University Los Angeles, CA, April 2013    

           KGB Bar, NY, March 2013

           San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, CA, February 2013

           Mount San Antonio College, CA, October 2012

           Beside the City of Angels Long Beach Poetry Festival, CA, October 2012

           Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA, April 2012

           Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA, April 2012

           California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, February 2012

           Orange County School of Performing Arts, Santa Ana, CA, February 2012

           Gatsby Books, Long Beach, CA, February 2012

           Small Press Book Fair, Santa Monica, CA, May 2011

           Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles, CA, May, 2011

           Barns & Noble, Long Beach, CA, May 2011

           Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA, April 2011

           Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY, March 2011

           Cornelia Street Café, New York, NY, March 2011

           Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, February 2011

           Cobalt Café, Canoga Park, CA, February 2011

           The Ugly Mug, Orange, CA, January 2011

           Coffee Cartel, Redondo Beach, CA, December 2010

           Gypsy Den, Santa Ana, CA, November 2010

           Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA, November 2010

           The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, October 2010

           Santa Clara University, San Jose, CA, October 2009

           Stories Bookstore, Echo Park, CA, October 2009

           {Open} Books, Long Beach, CA, September 2009

           Barns & Noble, San Diego, CA, January 2009

           California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, February 2008

           Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur, CA, July 2007

           California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA, February 2007



           KX@OneLaguna (radio) Spoken Word, Spoken Song, December 2014

           KPFK (radio) Poet’s Café, June 2011

           Blogtalk Radio (podcast) Writing on Demand, November 2010

           Blogtalk Radio (podcast) The Moe Green Poetry Hour, November 2008

           KBEACH (radio) The Poetry Show, February 2007




           Professor Charles Harper Webb

           Department of English, California State University, Long Beach

           1250 Bellflower Blvd.

           Long Beach, CA 90840


           Dr. Kate Gale

           c/o Red Hen Press

           P.O. Box 40820

           Pasadena, CA 91114


           Dr. Gerald Locklin, Professor Emeritus

           Department of English, California State University, Long Beach

           1250 Bellflower Blvd.

           Long Beach, CA 90840

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