Sasha Pimentel

Born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in Saudi Arabia and the United States, Sasha Pimentel is an acclaimed poet and author who has published, among others, in the New York Times Magazine, the American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, and Guernica. She is the author of two prize-winning collections of poetry: Insides She Swallowed (2010), winner of the 2011 American Book Award, and For Want of Water (2017), which was selected for the 2016 National Poetry Series and was longlisted for the 2018 PEN/Open Book Award.

Sasha Pimentel is an Associate Professor of poetry and creative nonfiction at the University of Texas at El Paso, and she also teaches in a bilingual MFA program. She holds a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. In 2015, she received the University of Texas System’s Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.

You can find out more about Sasha Pimentel and her works on her homepage. At ASL, she will be teaching two classes in the winter term of 2018/19.

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Prof. Sasha Pimentel
Picador Guest Professor for Literature
Room 3 5.14 | Phone: 0341/9737333