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Gregg Barrios

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Freelance Writer/Critic
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San Antonio, TX 78212
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Gregg Barrios is a book critic, journalist and playwright. His reviews and features have appeared in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Texas Observer, LA Weekly, NPR and the Huffington Post.  He is a former book editor of the San Antonio Express-News. He is the author of four books of poetry and is a published playwright. He is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Grant, a Sandra Cisneros - Macondo Foundation Grant, several NEH fellowships, and a CTG-Mark Taper Theater Fellowship. His term on the board ends in 2016.

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