Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Poetry Born: November 15, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionArroyo was born in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationRane Arroyo was a Puerto Rican performance artist, poet, author, playwright and scholar. He began his career as a performance artist in the Chicago art galleries of the 1980s and eventually expanded into poetry, for which he has become best known. He earned his Ph.D. in English/Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh where he wrote his dissertation on issues surrounding the Chicago Renaissance that parallel the building of a contemporary Latino literary canon. He wrote numerous books and received many literary awards. His work dealt extensively with issues of immigration, Latino culture, and homosexuality. Arroyo was openly gay and frequently wrote self-reflexive, autobiographical texts. A professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Toledo in Ohio, Arroyo was also the co-Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
*''Columbus's Orphan'', JVC books, 1993 *''Home Movies of Narcissus'', University of Arizona Press, 2002 *''How To Name A Hurricane'', University of Arizona Press, 2005 *''Pale Ramón'', Zoland Books, 1998 *''Same-Sex Séances'', New Sins Press, 2008 *''Sky's Weight,'' Turning Point Press, 2009 *''The Buried Sea: New and Selected Poems,'' University of Airzona Press, 2008 *''The Portable Famine'', BkMk Press, 2005 *''The Rosewell Poems,'' WorldFarm, 2008 *''The Singing Shark'', Bilingual Press, 1996 *''White as Silver: Poems'', Cervená Barva Press, 2010