William Archila

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William Archila was born on 1968 in Santa Ana, El Salvador, is a Latino poet and writer. Discover William Archila’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 52 years old?

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In an interview with the Library of Congress, Archila revealed “I began to have this feeling of homelessness that I didn’t belong neither here nor El Salvador; that I was not part of this America or the America of El Salvador, and I felt like a foreigner.”


The Gravedigger’s Archaeology was published by the Red Hen Press in 2015 (red hen). This book is a collection of poems that provides detailed descriptions of the feeling of exile felt by Archila by focusing on his migrant experience. The book is concentrated on the US immigrant and the difficulties they face when trying to find their identity in places where they feel no connection to. Throughout his poems, Archila moves between the past and the present thereby giving insight into the physical and spiritual effects that the processes of displacement and exile have on one’s life. Through his poems, Archila allows his readers to travel through the past and present, by providing descriptions of the civil war and its aftermath. In a lyrical language, Archila’s poems reveal his desire to gain peace with his feeling of exile and he does so by taking his readers on a journey to find these answers, which can only be found in the ground.


His first book of poems, The Art of Exile, was published by Bilingual Review Press in 2009. His manuscript The Gravedigger’s Archeology was selected by Orlando Ricardo Menes for the 2013 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize. Archila’s poetry has appeared in AGNI, Blue Mesa Review, Crab Orchard Review, Notre Dame Review, Poet Lore, Poetry International, The Cortland Review, The Georgia Review, and The Los Angeles Review.

The Art of Exile was published by the Bilingual Review Press in 2009. The book is a collection of poems that are focused on highlighting Archila’s Salvadoran heritage and his immigration to the United States of America during the Salvadoran Civil War. In his book, Archila takes readers on a journey from Santa Ana, El Salvador to Los Angeles, California. The poems in the Art of Exile, which are based on Archila’s memory of both El Salvador and Los Angeles, focus on themes related to displacement and identity. Through his poems Archila attempts to describe the process of being displaced from one’s home country and the difficulty of finding one’s identity due to the lack of connection with a specific culture and location. For this reason, The Art of Exile serves as a reclamation of the places and people lost to history.


Twelve years after his arrival to the U.S. a peace treaty was signed, giving Archila the opportunity to return to his homeland. The Chapultepec Peace Accords brought peace to El Salvador in 1992 after more than a decade of civil war. At the age of twenty-four Archila returned to El Salvador with the hopes of reconnecting to the people, culture, and music of the place he saw as home. Unfortunately, in his return to El Salvador he felt a disconnect with the country and began to feel the effects of displacement. His disconnect was a direct result of both the aftermath of the Civil War and his long separation from his country because a lot had change culturally and physically since the last time he had lived there.

Upon his arrival from El Salvador in 1992 Archila began to write poetry related to his experience. In the beginning of his career as a poet Archila used his writing as a way of communicating his thoughts and coping with his immigrant experience. It wasn’t until Archila made the decision to share his work with his close friends that he realized that there were others in the world who shared similar experiences to his and who’s lives were impacted by his words. After this discovery, Archila made the decision to share his work locally and he gained fame throughout the Latino community in Los Angeles, California.


William Archila is a Latino poet and writer. Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador in 1968, Archila immigrated to the United States in 1980 with his family. Archila eventually became an English teacher and he earned an MFA from the University of Oregon.

William Archila was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador in 1968. He immigrated with his family to the United States in November 1980 due to the Civil War that was occurring in his country. Archila was only twelve when he was forced to move to Los Angeles, California. Knowing very little about the culture and language of the United State, Archila found it difficult to adapt to a completely new environment.