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Jaime Manrique, Colombian writer, educator. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center (prison writing committee, 1988-1990, chairman Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center fund for writers and editors with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 1990-1992).

Background

Manrique, Jaime was born on June 16, 1949 in Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia. Came to the United States, 1966. Became United States citizen, 1986.

Son of Gustavo Manrique and Soledad (Ardila) Reina.

Education

Bachelor in English Literature, University South Florida, Tampa, 1972. Student, Columbia University, 1977.

Career

Instructor The Poetry Project, New York City, 1986, 90-92. Visiting professor writing The New School University, Eugene Lang College, 1988-2000. Associate professor Master of Fine Arts program Columbia University, 2002—2008.

Writer-in-residence Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, since 1983. 1991-1998, The McDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Jersey, 1985-1992, New School for Social Research, 1989-1991, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, 1990. Board trustee Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, since 2007, chair membership committee, since 2008, member executive committee, since 2008.

Achievements

  • His first poetry volume won Colombia's National Poetry Award. In 1999 he was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.

Works

Membership

Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center (prison writing committee, 1988-1990, chairman Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center fund for writers and editors with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 1990-1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Going to movies, hiking, travel, tennis, going to the beach.

Connections

Life partner William R. Sullivan.

father:
Gustavo Manrique Reina

mother:
Soledad (Ardila) Reina