Luis Muñoz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of MFA in Spanish Creative Writing

Luis Muñoz was born in Granada, Spain. He has degrees in Hispanic Philology and Romance Philology, and a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature. 

In his hometown, he directed the University of Granada’s Aula de Literatura (1992-2000), as well as the poetry magazine Hélice, from its founding until its closure (1992-2002). Between 2001 and 2012, he worked in Madrid as an advisor to the Residencia de Estudiantes. In 1994, he edited the anthology El lugar de la poesía (The Place of Poetry) and he has translated, among other titles, El cuaderno del viejo (The Notebook of the Old Man) by Giuseppe Ungaretti (Pre-Textos, 2000). In 2008, he was curator of the exhibition Gallo. Interior de la una revista (Gallo. Interior of a magazine) about the publication edited in 1928 by Federico García Lorca. His most recent books are Un momento (One moment, Visor, 2024), Guadarrama (Papeles mínimos, 2023), Vecindad (Vicinity, Visor, 2018) and Querido silencio (Dear Silence, Tusquets, 2006). His poetic work until 2005 is gathered in the volume Limpiar pescado. Poesía reunida (Cleaning Fish. Collected Poems). He has published the books Septiembre (September), Manzanas amarillas (Yellow Apples), El apetito (The Appetite), and Correspondencias (Correspondences). He has received, among others, the Ciudad de Córdoba, Generación del 27, Ojo Crítico, and El Público awards.

Luis Muñoz
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