Angela Acosta


298 Hagerty Hall 1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

Author's Bio

Angela Acosta (she/her) is a bilingual Latina poet and scholar who grew up in Florida. She completed BA degrees in English Language and Literature and Spanish in addition to a Translation Studies Concentration at Smith College. She holds an MA in Spanish from The Ohio State University where she recently completed a PhD in Iberian Studies. Her dissertation, teaching, and creative writing focus on recovering the legacies of early twentieth century Spanish women writers by providing new poems, translations, and analyses of their work. She won the 2015 Rhina P. Espaillat Award from West Chester University for her poem “El espejo”. Her poetry has appeared in Toyon Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art, Pluma, Panochazine, and Latinx Lit Audio Mag as well as speculative poetry magazines MacroMicroCosm, Eye to the Telescope, and Radon Journal. Her academic articles and translations have appeared in Ámbitos Feministas, El Cid, Metamorphoses, and Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, and Culture with a forthcoming article in Persona Studies. She enjoys rock climbing and biking in her free time. She is author of the speculative poetry colleciton "Summoning Space Travelers" (Hiraeth Books, 2022) and the chapbook "Fourth Generation Chicana Unicorn" (dancing girl press, 2023).

Publications & Prizes

Academy of the Heart and Mind
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Across the Margin
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Last Leaves Magazine
Rainy Day
Space and Time
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Prizes won: 

2022 "Love Letter from Epsilon Eridani" Dream Foundry Contest for Emerging Writers Finalist

2022 "May We Be Named" Somos en escrito Extra-fiction Contest Honorable Mention

2015 "El espejo" Rhina P. Espaillat Award, West Chester University  


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Alastair Reynolds, Becky Chambers, Ursula K. Le Guin

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
European American, Feminist, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Mexican American, White
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Gainesville, FL
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Last update: Apr 21, 2023