Jacob Shores-Argüello is a Costa Rican American poet and fiction writer. Jacob is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, the Dzanc Books ILP International Literature Award, The Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown, the Djerassi Resident Artist’s Fellowship, and the Amy Clampitt residency in Lenox, MA. His second book Paraíso was selected for the inaugural CantoMundo Poetry Prize. He has received the 2018/2019 Hodder fellowship at Princeton university. His work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and The Journal.
All of the poems come from the book Paraíso. The first six are from the section of bus poems called “Congregation”.