Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers' Series: Poet and CantoMundo Fellow Michael Torres

The Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, conjointly with the Department of English and Comparative Literature, invite you to the following events that are free and open to the public— with events featuring MFA Faculty, Students, Affiliates, and Alumni. The Living Writers' Series at SDSU is one of the longest continuously running series in the nation.

All events are free and open to the public, and will be held virtually via Zoom (registration links below) and Facebook Live.

Michael Torres will read from his debut collection of poetry, An Incomplete List of Names, and answer questions from attendees. This event is co-sponsored by SDSU Press and the MALAS Program.

Michael Torres is a VONA distinguished alum and CantoMundo fellow. In 2016 he was a winner of the Loft Mentor Series, received an Individual Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and was awarded a Jerome Foundation Research and Travel Grant to visit the pueblo in Jalisco, Mexico where his father grew up. In 2019 he received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and The Loft Literary Center for the Mirrors & Windows Program. He is a 2020 McKnight Writing Fellow, and a former Artist-in-Residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. His first collection of poems, AN INCOMPLETE LIST OF NAMES, (Beacon Press, 2020) was selected by Raquel Salas Rivera for the National Poetry Series and named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2020.