Dr. Chris Santiago

California, United States

Member Since: 09/04/2013

Chris Santiago is the author of TULA (Milkweed Editions, 2016) and Small Wars Manual (Milkweed Editions, 2025). Recent poems and prose have appeared in Guernica, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Northwest, and The Slowdown, hosted by Ada Límon. A McKnight, Kundiman, and Mellon/ACLS Fellow, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and has taught at USC and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He is currently Faculty in Poetry at the California Institute of the Arts.

Twitter Username: @santisugi


  • Tula (Poems) , Milkweed Editions (December 7, 2016)
  • Small Wars Manual (Poems) , Milkweed Editions


  • Lindquist & Vennum Prize in Poetry(2016)
  • McKnight Writing Fellowship in Poetry(2018)
  • Mellon/ACLS Fellowship(2014)
  • USC Provost's Ph.D. Fellowship(2010)
  • Manuel G. Flores Scholarship(2013)
  • Kundiman Fellowship(2013)


  • Assistant Lecturer at USC (August 2010 - )
  • Editor at McGraw-Hill (January 2007 - January 2010)
  • Associate Professor of English at University of St. Thomas (September 2015 - September 2023)
  • Faculty in Poetry at California Institute of the Arts (September 2023 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Oberlin College (May 1999)
  • Master of Arts in Literature & Creative Writing from USC (December 2014)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature , Poetry