William Archila

William Archila is a Latino poet and writer. Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador,  Archila immigrated to the United States and eventually became an English teacher and he earned an MFA from the University of Oregon.

His first book of poems, The Art of Exile, was published by Bilingual Review Press in 2009. His manuscript The Gravedigger’s Archeology was selected by Orlando Ricardo Menes for the 2013 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize. Archila’s poetry has appeared in AGNI, Blue Mesa Review, Crab Orchard Review, Notre Dame Review, Poet Lore, Poetry International, The Cortland Review, The Georgia Review, and The Los Angeles Review.