Michael Torres


Michael Torres is a VONA distinguished alum and CantoMundo fellow. In 2016 he received his MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, was a winner of the Loft Mentor Series, received an Individual Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and was awarded a Jerome Foundation Research and Travel Grant to visit the pueblo in Jalisco, Mexico where his father grew up. Michael was born and brought up in Pomona, CA, where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. He teaches in the MFA program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Source