Teresa Mei Chuc graduated from the MFA in Creative Writing program in 2012.
She 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 bachelor's degree in philosophy, professional teaching credentials in primary and secondary education, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (poetry) from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
She served for two years as a poetry editor for Goddard College's journal, Pitkin Review. Teresa's poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012.
Teresa's second collection of poetry is Keeper of the Winds (FootHills Publishing, 2014).