Teresa Mei Chuc

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Website: 
www.tue-wai.com

Author's Bio

Teresa Mei Chuc was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. under political asylum with her mother and brother shortly after the Vietnam War while her father remained in a Vietcong "re-education" camp for nine years. Teresa, a fellow and teacher consultant of the Los Angeles Writing Project (a chapter of the National Writing Project), teaches literature and writing at a public inner-city middle school. Teresa has a bachelors degree in philosophy, professional teaching credentials in primary and secondary education, and a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing (poetry) from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. Teresa's poem, "Eternity in Gaza," is featured in Silkworms Ink's 50th Chapbook Anniversary Chapbook, L, an anthology of international poets and short fiction writers http://www.silkwormsink.com/. An avid reader of Russian literature and poetry, Teresa has studied the Russian language for about two decades and in her spare time, translates her favorite poems. Teresa's second collection of poetry, Untitled Space, is forthcoming from FootHills Publishing in June 2014.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Red Thread
(Fithian Press,
2012)
UNTITLED SPACE
(Foothills Publishing,
2014)

Chapbook

Danaus Plexippus Plexippus
(Victorian Violet Press,
2010)
Cartography of Family
(Chippens Press,
2010)
Cartesian Product
(Silkworms Ink,
2010)
Truth is Black Rubber
(Silkworms Ink,
2010)

Anthology

New Poets of the American West
(Many Voices Press,
2010)
Mo
(Silkworms Ink,
2011)
Mo' Joe
(Beatlick Press,
2014)
With Our Eyes Open: Poems of the New American Century
(West End Press,
2014)

Journal

Jack Magazine
Miller's Pond
National Poetry Review
Babel Fruit
PoetryMagazine.com
Sugar Mule
Memoir Journal
Mosaic
Sugar Mule
Miller's Pond
Miller's Pond
Miller's Pond
PoetryMagazine.com
Verse Daily
English Journal
California English
Ascent Aspirations Magazine
EarthSpeak Magazine
Saltwater Press
Rattle
The Splinter Generation
Big Bridge
Kyoto Journal
Hawaii Pacific Review
Hummingbird
Prizes: 
Pushcart Prize Nominee 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Chinese, English, Russian, Vietnamese

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Listing last updated: April 23, 2014.