Dr. Angela Acosta

Ohio, United States

Member Since: 07/18/2022

Angela Acosta is a bilingual Latina poet and scholar from Florida with a passion for the distant future and possible now. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and her speculative poetry has appeared in Altered Reality Magazine, Eye to the Telescope, Shoreline of Infinity, and Radon Journal. She is a 2022 Dream Foundry for Emerging Writers Finalist, 2022 Somos en Escrito Extra-Fiction Contest Honorable Mention, Rhysling Finalist, and Best of the Net nominee. She holds a doctorate in Spanish (Iberian Studies) from The Ohio State University along with BA degrees in English Language and Literature and Spanish from Smith College and an MA in Spanish from The Ohio State University. Her academic articles and translations have appeared in Ámbitos Feministas, El Cid, Metamorphoses, Feminist Modernist Studies, and Persona Studies. Her creative and academic work center on imagining possible worlds and preserving the cultural legacies of minoritized writers. She is author of Summoning Space Travelers (Hiraeth Books, 2022) and Fourth Generation Chicana Unicorn (Dancing Girl Press, 2023).




Website: https://sppo.osu.edu/people/acosta.81


  • "Creatures in the Dawn" (Translation) , Metamorphoses (2021)
  • “Basking in the Light of the ‘City of Paradise’” , The MockingOwl Roost Literary Magazine Blog (January 13, 2022)
  • “Becoming a ‘Science Fiction Latina’: My Journey as a Bilingual Poet" , ”¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State? (May 2022)
  • Imagining Queer Futures through the Autobiographical Self: Queer Womanhood in Elena Fortún’s Oculto Sendero , Ámbitos Feministas (October 2021)
  • “Entre errantes y mujeres disfrazadas: El sujeto femenino en Lo íntimo y ‘Gubi Amaya: Historia de un salteador’" , El Cid (2021)
  • “Illuminating Paradise: The Motif of the Moon in Vicente Aleixandre's Sombra del Paraíso” , Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal, Harvard University (2017)
  • “A Mosaic Fit for Brutus Buckeye: The Lego Brick Club at The Ohio State University" , BrickNerd (February 23, 2022)
  • "Teaching Francoism in Times of Covid: A College Professor Reports" , The Volunteer, The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) (December 2021)
  • “A Gap in the Light” , Flying Island Literary Journal, Indiana Writers Center (November 2021)
  • "Velintonia 3: Half a Century of Madrid Literary Society in Danger of Destruction" , The Culture Clique (August 2, 2021)
  • To Be Sold the Very Atmosphere , 365tomorrows (May 28, 2022)
  • In the Guest House , Global Impressions, Smith College Lewis Global Studies Center (2016)
  • “Ad astra, nuestro lema”, “Ad Astra, Our Motto" , Somos en escrito (May 29, 2022)
  • "Identity Height Chart" , LatinX Audio Lit Mag (March 25, 2022)
  • Primer sorbo de zumo de naranja , Toyon: Multilingual Literary Magazine (April 2022)
  • Fourth Generation Chicana Unicorn , Panochazine (2021)
  • “Almas familiares”, “Caída libre” , Pluma, Washington and Lee University (2021)
  • Reaprendiendo mi primer idioma / Relearning My First Language , mOthertongue Literary Journal, UMass Amherst (2016)
  • "Jumping through Spacetime", "Regarding the Memory of Earth" , Radon Journal (May 2022)
  • “Visitor”, “Terran Born" , Altered Reality Magazine: Speculative Fiction and Poetry (April 2022)
  • The Optics of Space Travel , .” Eye to the Telescope: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association Online Journal of Speculative Fiction (January 2022)
  • "Life”, “Tesseract” , MacroMicoCosm Literary Journal, Vraeyda Media Inc (2021)
  • Non-native Species , Imposter: A Poetry Journal (July 2022)
  • “Printing Press,” “Into Orbit” , confetti, Westchester Writers Workshop Magazine (May 2022)
  • “Death Two Ways”, “Familiar Reflection" , Last Leaves Magazine (2022)
  • Best Seller , Paper Lanterns Literary Journal, Arts Council Ireland (2022)
  • From Root to Rhizome , Heartland Society of Women Writers (February 2, 2022)
  • My Dear Encarna , The Stratford Quarterly (2021)
  • Twenty Something , WinC Magazine (2021)
  • Genealogical Activity , Rainy Day Literary Magazine (2016)


  • Rhina P. Espaillat Award(2015)
  • Dream Forge Emerging Writers Contest Finalist(2022)
  • Somos en escrito Extra Fiction Contest Honorable Mention(2022)


  • Graduate Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University (August 2017 - May 2023)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Davidson College (July 2023 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Smith College (May 2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Smith College (May 2017)
  • Master of Arts in Spanish from The Ohio State University (May 2019)
  • Certificate in Translation Studies from Smith College (May 2017)
  • Doctoral Degree in Spanish from The Ohio State University (May 2023)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry