Tomás Q. Morín’s newest volume of poetry, Machete, is just out from Knopf (October 2021). He is the author of two previous collections: Patient Zero (Copper Canyon, 2017) and A Larger Country (American Poetry Review/Copper Canyon, 2012), winner of the APR/Honickman Prize, and runner-up for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. His memoir Let Me Count the Ways will be published in 2022 by University of Nebraska Press, as part of the American Lives series.

He translated Pablo Neruda’s The Heights of Macchu Picchu, as well as the libretto Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance and with Mari L’Esperance co-edited Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. His work has appeared in Slate, Threepenny Review, Boulevard, Poetry, New England Review, American Poetry Review, Blackbird, and Narrative.

He teaches at Rice University and in the low-residency MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.


MFA - Creative Writing | Texas State

MA - Hispanic & Italian Studies | Johns Hopkins

BA - Spanish | Texas State

Sue William Silverman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/poetry/hybrid forms]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Hasanthika Sirisena

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Leslie Ullman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Gabino Iglesias

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Nance Van Winckel

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/poetry]

Robin MacArthur

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat