Books by benjamin alire saenz

6.44  ·  8,574 ratings  ·  902 reviews
Posted on by
books by benjamin alire saenz

Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe)

Benjamin Alire Sáenz (born 16 August 1954) is an award-winning American poet, novelist and writer of childrens books.

He was born at Old Picacho, New Mexico, the fourth of seven children, and was raised on a small farm near Mesilla, New Mexico. He graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1972. That fall, he entered St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado where he received a B.A. degree in Humanities and Philosophy in 1977. He studied Theology at the University of Louvain in Leuven, Belgium from 1977 to 1981. He was a priest for a few years in El Paso, Texas before leaving the order.

In 1985, he returned to school, and studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso where he earned an M.A. degree in Creative Writing. He then spent a year at the University of Iowa as a PhD student in American Literature. A year later, he was awarded a Wallace E. Stegner fellowship. While at Stanford University under the guidance of Denise Levertov, he completed his first book of poems, Calendar of Dust, which won an American Book Award in 1992. He entered the Ph.D. program at Stanford and continued his studies for two more years. Before completing his Ph.D., he moved back to the border and began teaching at the University of Texas at El Paso in the bilingual MFA program.

His first novel, Carry Me Like Water was a saga that brought together the Victorian novel and the Latin American tradition of magic realism and received much critical attention.

In The Book of What Remains (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), his fifth book of poems, he writes to the core truth of lifes ever-shifting memories. Set along the Mexican border, the contrast between the deserts austere beauty and the brutality of border politics mirrors humanitys capacity for both generosity and cruelty.

In 2005, he curated a show of photographs by Julian Cardona.

He continues to teach in the Creative Writing Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.
File Name: books by benjamin alire saenz.zip
Size: 63514 Kb
Published 26.01.2019

POPULAR BOOKS I DID NOT LIKE

Books by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

He is the fourth out of seven children. Saenz was brought up on a small farm, which is located in Mesilla, New Mexico. He attended Las Cruz High School and graduated in the year After completing his high school education, he joined St. Thomas Seminary, which is located in Denver, Colorado, where he majored in philosophy and humanity. In the year , he studied theologyin Belgium at the University of Louvain. He later on served as a priest in El Paso for several years before later on leaving the order.

Skip to main content. Benjamin Alire Saenz. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. He was the fourth of seven children and was raised on a small farm near Mesilla Park. Later, when the family lost the farm, his father went back to his former occupation--being a cement finisher. His mother worked as a cleaning woman and a factory worker.

Author Alerts

Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

We live between exile and belonging. In so far as we do not recognize that we all belong to each other then we are forcing others to live in exile. We believe that we not only belong to each other as human beings but that we also belong to the earth that gives us life. Hope and belonging are what we need for our own survival, something we create and nurture. What we read. What we hang on our walls.

He graduated from Las Cruces High School in That fall, he entered St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado , where he received a BA degree in humanities and philosophy in He studied theology at the University of Louvain in Leuven, Belgium from to He was a priest for a few years in El Paso, Texas before leaving the order.

0 thoughts on “Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe)

Leave a Reply