Profile

Tomás Q. Morín’s newest volume of poetry, Machete, is forthcoming from Knopf in 2021. He is the author of the 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.

Education

MFA - Creative Writing | Texas State

MA - Hispanic & Italian Studies | Johns Hopkins

BA - Spanish | Texas State

T. Geronimo Johnson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Philip Metres

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Emily Bernard

Distinguished Visiting CNF Writer, MFA in Writing

Elena Passarello

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Barbara Hurd

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Ellen Lesser

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference