Ernesto L. Abeytia is a Basque- and Spanish-American poet and teacher. His poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, The Shallow Ends, Crab Orchard Review, Fugue, Zócalo Public Square, and PBS NewsHour. He has presented his research and led workshops at The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, ASU’s Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros Celebration, ASU’s Young Adult Writing Program, and Phoenix Fan Fusion.
He is the recipient of an Artist Research and Development Grant, an Artist Opportunity Grant, and a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He has also received grants and fellowships from Arizona State University, Saint Louis University, the University of Arizona, and Arizona Humanities, where he is a Humanities Scholar.
Ernesto currently serves as Assistant Editor for Digging Press’ Chapbook Series and Assistant Poetry Editor at Digging Through The Fat literary journal. He is a Poetry Reader at The Offing, a Reviewer at MFA App Review, and a recurring judge for Arizona State University’s Annual Writers’ Place Awards and the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers’ Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Poetry Contests.
He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University, an MA in English from Saint Louis University, and an MA in Anglo/North-American Cultural and Literary Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain. He has taught Creative Writing, Film, Composition and Rhetoric, and other literature and writing courses, and is a frequent panel moderator, guest lecturer, and creative writing judge.
He currently teaches for The Writers’ Studio at Arizona State University.