J.L. Torres

Author of The Accidental Native and critical commentator of culture, arts and politics from a Latino perspective.

  • J.L. Torres is the author Boricua Passport, The Family Terrorist and Other Stories, the novel The Accidental Native,  as well as a collection of poems written from “the Post Barrio Universe.”
  • He has published various poems in journals such as the North American Review, Denver Quarterly, The Americas Review, Crab Orchard Review, Bilingual Review, Connecticut Review, Tulane Review, Puerto del Sol, among others, most of which are in Boricua Passport.
  • A Fulbright recipient and Professor of American and Latina/o Literature and Creative Writing at SUNY Plattsburgh, Torres has a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and MFA from Columbia University.
  • Currently the Executive Editor of the Saranac Review, Torres has over thirty years of editorial experience beginning with his editorship in the late seventies of the culturally historic, Latin NY Magazine.
  • Along with Carmen Haydee Rivera, he is the co-editor of Writing Off the Hyphen: New Perspectives on the Literature of the Puerto Rican Diaspora.

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