Profile

Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition—the first collection by a Latinx author to do so.

His second book of poems, Guillotine, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2020. He’s the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Holmes National Poetry Prize and Hodder Fellowship, both from Princeton University, among other honors. His poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry JournalBlack Warrior ReviewHuizacheIndiana ReviewThe JournalJubilatNew England Review, PloughsharesPoetryPoetry NorthwestPost RoadQuarterly WestSalt Hill, and Witness. A CantoMundo Fellow, he has held the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell. He currently teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.