Juvenal Acosta

Juvenal Acosta is a writer who has published fiction, journalism, and poetry. He is the author of the novels The Tattoo Hunter and The Violence of Velvet.

He has published three books in collaboration with artists: Paper of Live Flesh and Tango of the Scar (both limited edition artist books) and Tauromaquia (an essay on bullfighting).

He has edited anthologies of contemporary Mexican poetry published by City Lights Books.


BA, New College of California; PhD, University of California, Davis