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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  

Brandon Som received his Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, and an M.F.A. in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of The Tribute Horse, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the chapbook Babel's Moon, winner of the Snowbound Prize. He was the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poet-in-Residence at Westminster College, and was awarded fellowships at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and Civitella Ranieri. His teaching and writing interests include 20th- and 21st century poetry, transpacific literature, Asian-American and Chicanx poetry, citational poetics, and sound studies. 

Selected Publications:

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.