SashaPimentel

Sasha Pimentel (Assistant Professor)

Poetry

Born in Manila and raised in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, Sasha Pimentel is a Filipina poet and author of For Want of Water (Beacon Press, forthcoming in 2017), selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning judge Gregory Pardlo as winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series. She is also the author of Insides She Swallowed (West End Press, 2010), winner of the 2011 American Book Award, selected by judge James Bertolino. Chosen by Philip Levine, Mark Strand, Charles Wright, Joy Williams and John Guare as a finalist for the 2015 Rome Prize in Literature (American Academy of Arts and Letters), her work has been recently published in American Poetry Review, New England Review, and Crazyhorse, among others.

Winner of the 2015 University of Texas System’s Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, she teaches contemporary American poetry, poetry writing and creative nonfiction writing, and her research focuses on Asian American, Black, Jewish American, and Latin American poetics at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she teaches as an Assistant Professor in their Bilingual MFA Program, with students from across the Americas, in the Department of Creative Writing and as affiliated faculty in the Chican@ Studies Program, on the border of Ciudad Juárez, México. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from California State University, Fresno, where she studied under Corrinne Clegg Hales and Sharon Bryan.
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Poesía

Nacida en Manila y criada en los EE.UU. y Arabia Saudita, Sasha Pimentel es una poeta filipina y autora de _For Want of Water_ (Beacon Press, de próxima publicación en 2017), seleccionado por el ganador del premio Pulitzer juez Gregory Pardlo como ganador del 2016 National Poetry Series. Ella es también la autora de _Insides She Swallowed_ (West End Press, 2010), ganador del American Book Award de 2011, seleccionado por el juez James Bertolino. Elegido por Philip Levine, Mark Strand, Charles Wright, Joy Williams y John Guare como finalista para el Premio 2015 Rome Prize in Literature (American Academy of Arts and Letters), su trabajo ha sido publicado recientemente en _American Poetry Review_, _New England Review_, y _Crazyhorse_, entre otros.

Ganadora del Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award del Sistema de la Universidad de Texas, ella enseña poesía contemporánea americana, creación literaria de poesía y creación literaria de no ficción, y su investigación se centra en poética Asiática Americana, Afro Americana, Judío Americana y Latinoamericana en la Universidad de Texas en El Paso, donde imparte clases como profesor asistente en su programa MFA bilingüe, con estudiantes de todo el continente americano, en el Departamento de Escritura Creativa y como profesora afiliada en el Programa @ Estudios chican, en la frontera de Ciudad Juárez, México. Ella tiene un MFA en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad Estatal de California en Fresno, donde estudió bajo Corrinne Clegg Hales y Sharon Bryan.

srpimentel@utep.edu

   
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