Robert Cavazos

Robert Cavazos

College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Language, Literature, and Arts


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Robert Cavazos is a poet, Lecturer of English, and DC/ECHS Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word and North Carolina State University’s MFA program. He has served with Teach For America and Gemini Ink, and has poems published in Quirk and Boundless.

Podcast Interview: "San Antonio through Poems," Latin@ Stories with Dr. Elena Foulis



2022 National Poetry Month San Antonio Ekphrastic Poetry Contest
2020-21 Teach for America Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
2019 North Carolina State University Poetry Contest Finalist
2017-19 NC State Graduate Teaching Assistantship
2017 University of the Incarnate Word Dr. Jo LeCouer Award for Poetry
2017 UIW Sr. Alacoque Power Award for Outstanding Student of English
2017 UIW Amy Freeman Lee Scholastic Achievement & Service Recognition Award
2015 United States Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship


Teaching Summary

Year Rank Company/Institute/University
2021-Present Lecturer of English Texas A&M University-San Antonio
2022-2023 Adjunct English Instructor Northeast Lakeview College
2020-21 Adjunct English Instructor Texas Southmost College
2019-21 AP English Teacher Harlingen High School
2017-19 Graduate Teaching Assistant North Carolina State University
2016-17 Gemini Ink Writer-in-Residence Ella Austin Community Center
2014-17 Professional Writing Tutor University of the Incarnate Word


Courses Taught

Course Code Course Name
ENGL 1300 Integrated Reading & Writing
ENGL 1301 Composition I
ENGL 1302 Composition II
ENGL 2322 British Literature I
ENGL 289 Poetry Writing 
ENG 287 Explorations in Creative Writing


Selected Conferences & Readings

Type Info
Poetry Reading "Truth and Cultural Mythmaking: A Poetry Reading," 2023 Southern Humanities Conference, San Antonio, Texas, January 28th, 2023.
Conference Representative Dual Credit/Early College High School (DC/ECHS) Faculty Advisory Group Representative, 2022 NACEP National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 6th-8th, 2022.
Podcast Interview & Poetry Reading "San Antonio through Poems," Latin@ Stories with Dr. Elena Foulis, San Antonio, Texas, October 6th, 2022.
Poetry Reading "Pop-Pop's Hallway," National Poetry Month Celebration and Reading, Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, April 10th, 2022.
Group Panel Discussion “Sensational Reading: The Relationship between Accessibility and Storytelling,” Gemini Ink’s Writers Conference, San Antonio, Texas, July 2018.


Poetry Publications

“La Frontera,” “DNA,” and “Recipe,” Boundless 2021: The Anthology of the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, March 2021.

“Convicted Nowhere Yet,” Quirk, May 2017.

“A Rambling Semblance of Coherence,” Quirk, May 2015.

“Prejudice,” A Celebration of Young Poets-Texas, January 2007.



Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
ENGL 1302 015 Composition II Spring 2023 Syllabi
ENGL 1300 002 Integrated Reading & Writing Spring 2023 Syllabi
ENGL 1302 014 Composition II Spring 2023 Syllabi
ENGL 1300 003 Integrated Reading & Writing Spring 2023 Syllabi