Born in Manila and raised in Atlanta, Saudi Arabia and the NYC-tri state region, Sasha Pimentel Chacón is a Filipina American poet and author of Insides She Swallowed (West End Press 2010), winner of the 2011 American Book Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review and Callaloo. She is winner of the Ernesto Trejo prize and the Philip Levine fellowship. She is a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she teaches modern American poetry, poetics and nonfiction writing, bilingually in English and Spanish. She lives in El Paso, on the border of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
Publications and Prizes
Insides She Swallowed (West End Press, 2009)
Revolutionary Poets Brigade (Caza De Poesia, 2010)
American Poetry Review, Apalachee Review, Blood Orange Review, Callaloo, Colorado Review, Dos Passos Review, Florida Review, Gulf Coast, In the Grove, New South Review, OCHO, Poetry Midwest, San Joaquin Review
2011 American Book Award
2006 Ernesto Trejo Award
2005 Philip Levine Fellowship
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Listing last updated: November 18, 2011