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

T. Geronimo Johnson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Barbara Hurd

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Connie May Fowler

Faculty Chair, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]; Director, Novel Retreat

Geoff Bouvier

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/poetry/hybrid forms]

Tarfia Faizullah

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Emily Bernard

Distinguished Visiting CNF Writer, MFA in Writing