Francisco Aragón

Director of Letras Latinas
Associate Professional Specialist, Institute for Latino Studies

Francisco Aragon

Francisco Aragón is the author of the poetry collections Puerta del Sol (Bilingual Press) and Glow of Our Sweat (Scapegoat Press). He is also the editor of the award-winning anthology The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (University of Arizona Press). His poems and commentary on poetry have appeared in a range of anthologies and journals, including Crab Orchard Review,Great River ReviewMandorla: New Writing from the AmericasNotre Dame ReviewPilgrimage, and the website of the Poetry Foundation, among others. Since 2004, Aragón has directed the Institute’s literary initiative, Letras Latinas, whose programs are national in scope. His activities in the literary field include serving on the board of trustees of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) from 2008-2012. In 2010 the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) honored him with their Outstanding Latino/a Cultural Arts and Publication Award. Aragón teaches courses in Latino poetry and poetry writing, and oversees the Institute’s Cross Cultural Leadership Internship Program (CCLIP) in Washington, D.C., where he is based in the spring and summer. For more information, visit: