Javier O. Huerta
Javier O. Huerta's debut collection Some Clarifications y otros poemas (Arte Publico 2007) received the 31st Chicano/Latino Literary Prize from UC Irvine. He is also the author of American Copia (2012). A graduate of the Bilingual MFA Program at UT El Paso, Huerta is currently a PhD student in the English Department at UC Berkeley, where he studies Bad Poetry of the 19th Century. He maintains a blog on immigrant rights and undocumented poetics at unitedstatesean.blogspot.com.