Sasha Pimentel

Dept. of Creative Writing, UTEP Liberal Arts 415
El Paso, TX 79912

Author's Bio

Born in Manila and raised in Atlanta, Saudi Arabia and the NYC-tri state region, Sasha Pimentel is a Filipina poet and author of Insides She Swallowed (West End Press), winner of the 2011 American Book Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as APR, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review and Callaloo. She is winner of the Ernesto Trejo prize and the Philip Levine fellowship. She is an assistant 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, and women's, Asian American and black literatues. 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, The Dos Passos Review, Florida Review, Gulf Coast, In the Grove, New South Review, OCHO, Poetry Midwest, San Joaquin Review
Prizes Won: 
2011 American Book Award 2006 Ernesto Trejo Award 2005 Philip Levine Fellowship

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Filipino American
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Manila, Philippines
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Atlanta, GA
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Last updated: Dec 15, 2013