Meet Octavio Quintanilla!
Octavio Quintanilla is San Antonio’s Poet Laureate. According to the Rivard Report, "Quintanilla, who is a native of Harlingen and lived in Mexico until he was 9, has lived in San Antonio for five years and declares himself “a proud San Antonian now. He has been an assistant professor at Our Lady of the Lake University since 2013, where he currently teaches masters-level literature and creative writing, and has served on advisory committees for the San Antonio Book Festival, Luminaria, and Zoeglossia: Retreat for Writers with Disabilities. He is also the South Texas regional editor for Texas Books in Review and serves on the peer review board for the Southwestern American Literature publication from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, both initiatives out of Texas State University in San Marcos."