William Archila
Contributor History

William Archila
William Archila’s The Art of Exile won an International Latino Book Award, and The Gravedigger’s Archaeology won the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize. He was featured in Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers, Library of Congress. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, AGNI, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Magazine, and Tin House.



In Print

Vol. 74
Grendel’s Kin: The Monsters Issue
Spring 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow


October 28, 2020
Learning how

a strong stake aids
a slender, unassailable 

stalk is a matter of self-
denial and solace.
October 21, 2020
Send more Chuck Berry, went the joke—how the aliens would reply when they got their first spin of the Golden Record on the Voyager. Sweet, friendly aliens with toe-tapping rhythm (whether or not they had feet), an appreciation for sweat and guitar riffs pooling together even if they had no first-hand experience with either.
October 14, 2020
I like the black & white. I like
the mirage they create. I like
            planes. I like stray dogs
who never forget where I come from.