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Brandon Som

Professor Brandon SomAssistant Professor of Literature, Creative Writing

Primary Office: LIT 441
Primary Phone: 534-3143
Quarterly Office Hours

Email: bdsom@ucsd.edu  


20th and 21st century American poetry, transpacific literature, ethnic literature, citational poetics, and sound studies

Selected Publications:

Poetry Books

The Tribute Horse. Nightboat Books. Winner of Kate Tufts Discovery Award. 2015. Finalist for the Pen Center USA Literary Award. 2015.

Babel’s Moon. Winner of Snowbound Chapbook Award. Tupelo Press. 2011.

Poems Featured in Anthologies

"Oulipo," The Poem is You: 50 Exemplary Poems by 50 Contemporary Poets. Stephen Burt, ed. Harvard, UP. Forthcoming, Fall 2016.

“Alba: The Archer Yi.” Best New Poets 2007, Selected by Natasha Trethewey. Fall 2008.

Journal Publications

"Tripas, an excerpt" LitHub. Summer 2016

“Summers—ran a hose.” Prairie Schooner. Summer 2013.

“Up from Sinaloa, 1917.” Prairie Schooner. Summer 2013.

“Elegy.” Prism Review. Spring 2010.

“Sketches From Audubon.” Prism Review. Spring 2010.

“Song and Cage.” Prism Review. Spring 2010.

“Sugimoto.” Octopus Magazine. Spring 2007.   

“The Hum.” Indiana Review. Winter 2005.

“Song of the Name.” Black Warrior Review. Spring/Summer 2002.

“Corrido For Indiscretion.” West Branch. Fall 2000.

“Celestials.” West Branch. Fall 2000.

“Nonetheless.” Barrow Street. Fall 2000.

Reviews, Commentary, and Interviews

"On Cathy Song." Actual Asian Poets: Celebrating Asian and Asian American Poetry. LitHub. October 2015.

"Brandon Som with Nicholas Wong." The Conversant. August 2015.

“Craig Santos Perez’s from unincorporated territory [guma.’].” Asian American Literary ReviewSummer 2014.