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Teresa Mei Chuc

Author's Bio

Teresa Mei Chuc was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. under political asylum with her mother and brother shortly after the Vietnam War while her father, who had served in ARVN, remained in a Vietcong "re-education" camp for nine years. Teresa, a fellow and teacher consultant of the Los Angeles Writing Project (a chapter of the National Writing Project), teaches literature and writing at a public inner-city middle school. Teresa has a bachelors degree in philosophy, professional teaching credentials in primary and secondary education, and a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing (poetry) from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. Teresa's poem, "Eternity in Gaza," is featured in Silkworms Ink's 50th Chapbook Anniversary Chapbook, L, an anthology of international poets and short fiction writers http://www.silkwormsink.com/. An avid reader of Russian literature and poetry, Teresa has studied the Russian language for about two decades and in her spare time, translates her favorite poems. Teresa’s poetry is forthcoming in the anthology, Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees. Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012) is Teresa's first full-length collection of poetry. Teresa's second full-length collection of poetry is Keeper of the Winds (FootHills Publishing, 2014).

Publications and Prizes

Keeper of the Winds (Foothills Publishing, 2014), Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012)
Year of the Hare (Shabda Press, 2013), Cartesian Product (Silkworms Ink, 2010), Cartography of Family (Chippens Press, 2010), Danaus Plexippus Plexippus (Victorian Violet Press, 2010), Truth is Black Rubber (Silkworms Ink, 2010)
Mo' Joe (Beatlick Press, 2014), With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century (West End Press, 2014), L (Silkworms Ink, 2011), Mo (Silkworms Ink, 2011), New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010)
Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Babel Fruit, Big Bridge, California English, EarthSpeak Magazine, English Journal, Hawaii Pacific Review, Hummingbird, Jack Magazine, Kyoto Journal, Memoir Journal, Miller's Pond, Mosaic, National Poetry Review, PoetryMagazine.com, Rattle, Saltwater Press, Sugar Mule, The Good Men Project, The Prose-Poem Project, The Splinter Generation, Verse Daily
Pushcart Prize Nominee 2012

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Listing last updated: December 9, 2014

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Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Asian American
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Fluent in:
Chinese, English, Russian, Vietnamese

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