The Books That Shaped My World featuring Tomás Q. Morín

Please join us for
The Books That Shaped My World
presented by Rice University’s
Friends of Fondren Library
and chaired by FoFL Board Members
Natalye Appel '80 and Laura Turley


Tomás Q.

Tomás Q. Morín

Poet and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
at Rice University


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Tomás Q. Morín is the author of the poetry collection Machete (Knopf, 2021) and the memoir Let Me Count the Ways (Univ. of Nebraska, 2022). His first collection of poetry A Larger Country was the winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman Prize and runner-up for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. Patient Zero, his second poetry collection, was described by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as "striking in capturing everyday actions with startling, musical wit." With Mari L’Esperance he co-edited Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine, a book that explores the art and value of Philip Levine's five decades of teaching. In his work as a translator, Morín translated Pablo Neruda’s visionary The Heights of Macchu Picchu, as well as Luisa Pardo & Gabino Rodriguez's libretto Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance, a magisterial opera composed by Graham Reynolds.

In 2022, Morín won a Guggenheim Fellowship, an honor bestowed annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to a slate of the world’s top scholars, artists, writers and scientists.

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Fondren Library, Kyle Morrow Room, 3rd Floor