AJ Urquidi

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AJ Urquidi is from Monterey but resides in Long Beach, CA, to be close to “where it’s at.” His writing has appeared in Chiron Review, FoothillMarco Polo, West Trade Review, and Thin Air, among others. AJ’s work has been nominated for Ina Coolbrith and Pushcart Prizes, in addition to receiving the Gerald Locklin Writing Prize, and he was invited to participate in 1000 BOOKS BY 1000 POETS (89plus/LUMA Foundation, 2014) with his collection of experimental writing, The Patterned Fragment. AJ has led creative writing workshops at CSU Long Beach and Beyond Baroque in Venice Beach. With creative writing degrees from UCLA and CSULB, he is a tutor at El Camino College and a copyeditor for Los Angeles Review of Books.

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