Leroy Quintana

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Leroy V. Quintana (born 10 June 1944 Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American poet, and Vietnam Veteran.[1]


He was raised in small northern New Mexico towns such as Ratón and Questa. He was drafted in 1967, and served in the 101st Airborne Division.

He graduated from University of New Mexico, and New Mexico State University with an M.A. in 1974.[2] He teaches at San Diego Mesa College.

His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Progressive, Puerto del Sol.[3]



  • "Hopper"; "Brownie"; "A Restaurant in Munich", Viet Nam Generation Journal & Newsletter V3, N3 (November 1991)
  • "Poem for Josephine Baker". Ploughshares. Spring 1997.
  • "Fuses". Ploughshares. Spring 2005.
  • Great Whirl of Exile. Curbstone Press. 1999. ISBN 978-1-880684-60-3.
  • My Hair Turning Gray Among Strangers. Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe. 1996. ISBN 978-0-927534-57-4.
  • History of Home. Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe. 1993. ISBN 978-0-927534-36-9.
  • Interrogations. Burning Cities Press. 1990. ISBN 978-0-9628524-5-9.
  • Sangre. Prima Agua Press. 1981. ISBN 978-0-939652-00-6.
  • Hijo del pueblo: New Mexico poems. Puerto Del Sol Press. 1976.

Short Stories


  • Victor Hernandez Cruz, Leroy Quintana, Virgil Suarez, eds. (2008). Paper Dance: 55 Latino Poets. Paw Prints. ISBN 978-1-4395-0546-5.


  • Billy Collins, ed. (2003). Poetry 180: a turning back to poetry. Random House Trade Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-8129-6887-3.
  • George Mariscal, ed. (1999). "Armed Foprces Recruitment Day, Albuquerque High School 1962". Aztlán and Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana experiences of the war. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-21405-7.
  • Rick Heide, ed. (2002). "187". Under the fifth sun: Latino literature from California. Heyday Books. ISBN 978-1-890771-59-1.
  • Jack Webb, ed. (2007). The Best of Border Voices: Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize Winners & the Wisdom of Kids. Level4Press Inc. ISBN 978-1-933769-24-0.


  1. ^ http://www.bookrags.com/biography/leroy-v-quintana-dlb/
  2. ^ Linda E. Cullum, ed. (2004). Contemporary American ethnic poets: lives, works, sources. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-32484-0.
  3. ^ PUERTO DEL SOL. New Mexico State U, Vol 12, #2, March 1973. Includes the poem 'Vietnamese Ladies' by Leroy Quintana.

External links

  • "Leroy V. Quintana", Vietnam Veterans History Project
  • "Five Poems About Vietnam", American Experience
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