Tomás Q. Morín’s poetry collection A Larger Country was the winner of the 2012 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and runner-up for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. He is co-editor with Mari L’Esperance of Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. Copper Canyon press published his translation of Pablo Neruda's The Heights of Macchu Picchu. His poems have appeared in Slate, Threepenny Review, Boulevard, Southern Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Literary Imagination, Poetry International, Blackbird, and Narrative. In 2010 he won the Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest.
He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, been a finalist for the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Idyllwild Arts Academy, New York State Summer Writers Institute, and the Fine Arts Work Center.
His work has been profiled on NBC Latino, The Huffington Post, and has been reprinted on Poetry Daily, and in A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, The Incredible Sestina Anthology, and Best New Poets. His essays have appeared on New England Review Digital and The Best American Poetry Blog. He is a graduate of Texas State University and Johns Hopkins University. He teaches at Texas State University and the low residency MFA program of Vermont College.