Natalia Trevino

Texas, United States

Member Since: 03/07/2013

 Born in Mexico City and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Natalia is the author of Lavando La Dirty Laundry, 2014 from Mongrel Empire Press. She is a Professor of English at Northwest Vista College, a UTV fellow, and a member of the Macondo Foundation.  Natalia completed her Master’s degree in English at The University of Texas, and she also graduated from The University of Nebraska’s MFA in Creative Writing. Her poems have won the Alfredo Cisneros de Moral Award, the Wendy Barker Creative Writing Award, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, and the San Antonio Artist Foundation Literary Prize. Her poems have appeared in several literary journals including  BordersensesBorderlands, Texas Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, burntdistrict, and Voices de la Luna. She has been anthologized as a poet, fiction, and non-fiction writer, with fiction appearing in Curbstone Press’ Mirrors Beneath the Earth, and essays in Shifting Balance Sheets: Women’s Stories of Naturalized Citizens and Complex Allegiances: Constellations of Immigration. Her first novel, Drinking the Bee Watera testimony of an immigrant mother's journey is forthcoming. Having experienced a bi-national childhood, she hopes to raise understanding between people on both sides of the Mexican-American border. She lives with her husband and son just outside of San Antonio. More details at



Twitter Username: @lavandoladirty


  • Lavando La Dirty Laundry , Mongrel Empire Press (January 15, 2014)


  • Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award(2004)
  • Dorothy Sergent Poetry Award(2008)
  • San Antonio Artists Foundation Award(2012)


  • Professor at Northwest Vista College (August 2001 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in English from University of Texas at San Antonio (December 1993)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Fiction from University of Nebraska at Omaha (December 2010)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry