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Orlando Ricardo Menes

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Name  Orlando Menes
Role  Poet
Education  University of Florida

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Books  Rumba Atop the Stones, Furia: Poems, Fetish: Poems, Borderlands with angels

Orlando R. Menes reads his poem "St. Rose Counsels the Washerwomen of Lima."

Orlando Ricardo Menes is a Latino poet, writer, translator, editor, and professor.


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Born in Lima, Peru, to Cuban parents, Menes spent part of his childhood in Spain.


Menes earned a BA and a MA from the University of Florida and a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame.

The author, editor and translator of five books of poetry, Menes's poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Florida Review, and The Ohio Poetry Review, Chelsea, Sycamore Review, Callaloo, Indiana Review, River Styx, Epoch, Spoon River Poetry Review, New Letters, Crab Orchard Review, West Branch, and Green Mountains Review.


  • 2009 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
  • 2012 Prairie Schooner Book Prize (Poetry), Fetish
  • Books

  • Fetish (University of Nebraska, 2013)
  • Furia (Milkweed Editions, 2005)
  • Rumba atop the Stones (Peepal Tree Press, 2001)
  • Anthologies

  • Renaming Ecstasy: Latino Writings on the Sacred (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2004)
  • The Open Light: Poets from Notre Dame, 1991–2008 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011)
  • Translations

  • My Heart Flooded with Water: Selected Poems by Alfonsina Storni (Latin American Literary Review Press, 2009)
  • References

    Orlando Ricardo Menes Wikipedia