Ricco Siasoco

California, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco has been published fiction and essays in Joyland, The North American Review, Drunken Boat, Memorious, Flyway, and ArchitectureBoston, among others. His work has been anthologized in Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice (Carayan Press, 2010), Screaming Monkeys (Coffee House Press, 2003), and Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian American Writers Workshop, 2000). He has received fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The LEF Foundation, and PEN New England, and holds a M.F.A. from the Bennington Writing Seminars. He has taught creative writing at Boston College, Massachusetts College of Art, and the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/foleyartiststories/

Twitter Username: @rsiasoco


  • The Foley Artist: Stories , Gaudy Boy (October 1, 2019)
  • Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice , Carayan Press (2011)
  • Screaming Monkeys: Critiquing Asian American Images , Coffeehouse Press (2003)
  • Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America , Asian American Writers Workshop (2000)


  • Lambda Literary Fellow(2018)
  • NYC Emerging Writer Fellow - Center for Fiction(2013)
  • Walker Felowship, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown(2005)
  • PEN New England Discovery Award(1999)


  • Director of Undergraduate Affairs at Prep for Prep (2011 - 2013)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at Boston College Dept. of English (2001 - 2011)
  • Director of Equity and Inclusion at Chadwick School (2018 - )
  • English Teacher at Ethical Culture Fieldston School (2013 - 2018)
  • Adjunct Faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University (2013 - 2018)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing & Literature from Bennington College (January 2001)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction