Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Antonio López received a double B.A. in Global Cultural Studies (Literature) and African-American studies from Duke University (Class of 2016). He’s an inaugural John Lewis Fellow, a recipient of Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award, and a finalist for the 2017 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Prize. In 2017, he was awarded the Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholarship to attend the 47th annual Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. He’s attend 2018 Tin House Summer Workshop as a Scholar, the 2018 Macondo Writers Workshop, and the 2018 Home School Workshop. His nonfiction has been featured in PEN/America and his poetry in Cosmonauts Avenue, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Acentos Review, Permafrost, Huizache, HEArt Magazine, and elsewhere. He received his Masters in Fine Arts (poetry) at Rutgers University-Newark. As a 2018 Marshall Scholar, he will then pursue a Master in Philosophy in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford.