Robert Paul Moreira teaches fiction and playwriting at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. From 2013-2019, he served as Managing Editor of riverSedge: a Journal of Art and Literature. He is the editor of ¡Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latina/o Baseball Fiction (2013). His award-winning short fiction, interviews, criticism, and scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in Southwest American Literature, Aethlon, Azahares, Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, Cobalt Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Soccer and Society, and the anthologies SOL: English Writing From Mexico (2010); Along the River 2 (2012); and New Border Writing (2013). He is the recipient of two fiction awards from the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, a Pushcart Prize nomination, the 2011 Wendy Barker Creative Writing Award, and the 2016 NACCS Tejas FOCO Fiction Award for his short story collection, Scores. Most recently, his hybrid collection, Dig, made the longlists for the 2020 PANK Big Book Contest and the 2020 Diverse Voices Prize from Dzanc Books. Dig was published by Frayed Edge Press in Fall 2022.
As a dramatist, Robert's plays include Miriam's Song, Proxima b, The Variant, and Kiki, a children's play commissioned by Enrique Camarena Elementary School in Mission, Texas. His play Roses From Castile was selected by Milagro Theater as part of their inaugural INGENIO Play Reading Series in Portland, Oregon in 2018. Dick Tea, a monologue, was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Stage It! 10-Minute Plays Competition. Malinalli, a musical in collaboration with composer Josiah Esquivel, was published by FlowerSong Press in 2022. Drama in the Time of COVID: 50 Plays of Love, Loss, and Hope, co-edited with Philip Zwerling, will also be published by FlowerSong Press in 2023.
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