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Samantha Tetangco Ocena

Associate Director 


  • M.F.A., Creative Writing with Distinction, University of New Mexico. 2011.
  • B.A., English, University of California, Berkeley. 2003.


Teaching and Research Interests

Creative writing (fiction, creative non-fiction, & poetry), First-year Composition, Anti-racist Pedagogy


Selected Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities

Selected Poems

"Study in White" & "Study in Black" Tri-Quarterly, Issue 158, Summer/Fall 2020.

"Study in Blue" & "(Re)incarnation" Puerto del Sol. Vol. 55.1, Spring 2020.

"Asiatic Bittersweet."  Zone 3. Volume 34, No. 1, Spring 2019

"I Never Talk About the Blood."  Contrary. Winter 2019.

Selected Prose

​“Parrish Hall.” Foglifter.  Volume 3, Issue 1. April 2018.

​“Cash Cow.”  The Sun. September 2015. Issue 477.

"Asking For It." Phoebe. Fall 2010.


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