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Juvenal Acosta, a member of CCA’s MFA Program in Writing faculty, was born in Mexico City in 1961 and came to the Bay Area in 1986. He has published fiction, journalism, translations, and poetry. He is the author of the novels The Tattoo Hunter and The Violence of Velvet.
His collaborations with visual artists include 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 in San Francisco.
His writings have been translated from the original Spanish into English, French, and Portuguese.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.