Acosta Profile

​Alejandro de Acosta, Ph.D


Alejandro de Acosta is a teacher, writer, and translator, in no particular order; he also helps people make and share books through editorial feedback, presentations and other channels. Some years ago he earned a doctorate in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture from Binghamton University. In recent years he has translated philosophy and poetry from Spanish and French; he has also published two books of critical and experimental essays (with Wave Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Schism, LBC Books—among others). In addition to working with students in the low-residency creative writing MFA at PNCA, he’s recently taught poetry writing at Portland State University and philosophy at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. His current writing and translation emerges from the informal and ephemeral: daybooks, journals, letters—and sometimes becomes poetry, essay or fragments of tales. He interprets publication broadly, often making work public exclusively in performance. He currently lives in Gainesville, Florida.