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Teresa Mei Chuc

Author's Bio

Author of two full-length collections of poetry, Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012) and Keeper of the Winds (FootHills Publishing, 2014), 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 the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, remained in a Vietcong "reeducation" 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 high 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 from Russian into English. Teresa’s poetry is forthcoming in the anthology, Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees. Teresa is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Shabda Press, a member of Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective. She is co-editing the poetry anthology, Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands. From the age of two and a half, Teresa grew up in Pasadena, California where she lives and loves, especially the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest. Teresa Mei Chuc's chapbook of new poetry is How One Loses Notes and Sounds (Word Palace Press, 2016).

Publications and Prizes

Chernobyl Scar (Many Voices Press, 2017), Keeper of the Winds (Foothills Publishing, 2014), Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012)
How One Loses Notes and Sounds (Word Palace Press, 2016), 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)
Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands (Shabda Press, 2016), Their Own Bare Hands (unbound CONTENT, 2016), Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends (Sadie Girl Press, 2015), 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, Atlas Poetica, Babel Fruit, Big Bridge, California English, Consequence, EarthSpeak Magazine, English Journal, Hawaii Pacific Review, Hummingbird, Jack Magazine, Kyoto Journal, Masque & Spectacle, Memoir Journal, Miller's Pond, Mosaic, National Poetry Review, Pantheon Magazine, Poet Lore, PoetryMagazine.com, Rattle, Saltwater Press, Sugar Mule, The Good Men Project, The Prose-Poem Project, The Splinter Generation, Verse Daily, Whitefish Review
Pushcart Prize Nominee 2012

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
HERE, BULLET by Brian Turner, RAISED BY HUMANS by Deborah A. Miranda

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Listing last updated: May 11, 2016

More Information

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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