Paco Marquez, Creative Writer
Originally from Mexico and Northern California, Paco Marquez is poetry editor at Washington Square and assistant editor at OccuPoetry. A Squaw Valley alumnus, his poetry has appeared in Occupoetry.org, Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets, the 2013 Squaw Valley Review, and Apogee. One of his poems went up on a giant mural on the side of a building in Sacramento; through the Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission’s Del Paso Words & Walls Project. He’s been featured as Lo-Writer of the Week in Juan Felipe Herrera’s California Poet Laureate website. He is currently working towards his MFA in poetry at NYU.
Paco has been an intern at PS 316 in Brooklyn with CWP Teaching Artists Katie Issel Pitre and Max Allbee.
“I have gone through the preliminary Saturday trainings, and I have attended many residency in the school for several weeks. I’m very excited to be taking charge of the classroom tomorrow with my partner Javan Howard. Trainers Max and Katie will be letting us take the lead. Javan and I are going to help our second graders think about the big concepts of “unity” and “diversity.”
Find out more about Paco here:
“Second Grade for the Second Time”, “The Last Period Stretch” & How TATIP Fed My Own Art Practice – See Paco’s Community-Word Project blogs about his residency at PS 316 in Red Hook.
Read some of Paco’s poetry at Apogee Journal, Juanfelipepoet.com & at Occupy Poetry
Check out Paco’s Lesson Plan that he presented with his TATIP partner, Javan Howard.
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See more of our 2014-15 Graduates in the 2015 TATIP Anthology!