Creative Writing Faculty

Creative Writing Faculty

Chantel Acevedo

Advisor of Sinking City Literary Journal
Director of Graduate Studies

Called "a master storyteller" by Kirkus Reviews, Chantel Acevedo is the author of the novels Love and Ghost Letters, winner of the Latino International Book Award, A Falling Star, winner of the Doris Bakwin Prize, The Distant Marvels, which was a finalist for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in...

Jaswinder Bolina

Associate Professor
Chair of English Department
Chair of Creative Writing Department

(305) 284-2113
Personal Site Jaswinder Bolina’s English as a Second Language and Other Poems is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in October 2023.  His debut collection of essays Of Color (2020) is available now from McSweeney’s.  His previous books include The 44th...

Patricia A Engel

Assoc. Professor

(305) 284-2182 x2182
Patricia Engel is the author of five works of fiction. Her most recent book, a short story collection titled The Faraway World, was published in January 2023 and named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Washington Post Notable Book, and a Boston Globe Best Book of the...

M. Evelina Galang


(305) 284-5573
M. Evelina Galang is the author of the story collection Her Wild American Self (Coffee House Press, 1996), novels One Tribe (New Issues Press, 2006) and Angel De La Luna and the Fifth Glorious Mystery (Coffee House Press, 2013), the nonfiction work Lolas’ House: Filipino Women Living With War (Curbstone Books, 2017), and the editor of...

Amina Gautier, Ph.D.


(305) 284-2561
Amina Gautier is the 2021-2022 Arthur E. and Alice F. Adams Charitable Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation, the 2022-2023 Letras Boricuas Fellow, and the 2021-2024 University of Miami Gabelli Senior Scholar. Gautier is the author of three award-winning short story collections: The Loss of All Lost Things (2016), which won the Elixir Press Award...

Mia Angela Leonin

Senior Lecturer

(305) 284-2114
Mia Leonin is the author of four poetry collections: Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child (BkMk Press), Braid, Unraveling the Bed, and Chance Born (Anhinga Press), and a memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers (University of Arizona Press). Leonin has published poetry and creative nonfiction in New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Guernica, Indiana Review,...

Kei Miller


Kei Miller is the author of 11 books that range across genres – fiction, nonfiction and poetry. He is interested both in that movement between genres and between creative writing and literary scholarship.  In 2014 he won the Forward Prize for Poetry for The Cartographer Tries to Map A Way To Zion. His Novel Augustown won the...