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Brandon Som

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (University of Southern California)

Associate Professor of Literature, Creative Writing

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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 Tripas, longlisted for the National Book Award; 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.

Teaching and writing interests: 20th- and 21st century poetry, cross genre and hybrid writing, transpacific and border studies, Asian American and Latinx/Chicanx literary and cultural studies.

Tripas. Georgia Review/University of Georgia Press. Longlisted for the 2023 National Book Award.

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.

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