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Eduardo C. Corral Wikipedia
Eduardo C. Corral is an American poet and teacher. His first book Slow Lightning was published by Yale University Press in 2012 as the winner of the Yale Younger Series Poets Prize.
Corral was born in Casa Grande, Arizona to Higinio and Socorro Corral.
He currently lives in Rego Park, Queens, New York.
Corral studied Chicano studies at Arizona State University. He received his Masters in Fine Arts from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Corral was also a founding fellow of the CantoMundo Writers Conference.
His poems have been published in various journals including Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Meridian, MiPOesias, and The Nation.
His collection "Slow Lightning" was chosen by Carl Phillips for the prestigious Yale Younger Series Poets Prize. Corral is the first Latino poet chosen for the prize. He has cited Robert Hayden and Federico García Lorca as influences.Discovery/The Nation Award, 2005
New Millennium Writings Award
Whiting Award, 2011
Yale Younger Series Poets, 2011
MacDowell Colony Fellowship
Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship, 2009
Poetry CollectionsSlow Lightning, (Yale University Press, 2012)