Ricardo Quinones

Ricardo Quinones is a scholar-critic, professor emeritus of Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of such prize-winning volumes as The Changes of Cain: Violence and the Lost Brother in Cain-Abel Literature (1991), Dualisms: The Agons of the Modern World (2007), and Erasmus and Voltaire: Why They Still Matter (2010).

Mr. Quinones has held academic positions as professor or visiting professor at many colleges and universities, including Harvard University, the City University of New York, UC Irvine, and the University of Kansas and has served as president of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, chair of the MLA's executive committee on comparative literature, member of the California Council for the Humanities, and member of the National Council on the Humanities. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

39 West Press is honored to feature the poetry of Mr. Quinones.

A poem marks its own completion, its own domain—where all good things connect.
- Ricardo Quinones

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