Dr. Stalina Villarreal

Texas, United States

Member Since: 09/01/2020

Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal lives as a rhyming-slogan creative activist. She is a Generation 1.5 poet (mexicanx and Xicanx), an essayist, a translator, a sonic-improv collaborator, and an assistant professor of Creative Writing. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. She coauthored an article with a historian in the book Chicana Movidas (University of Texas, 2018). Her poetry can be found in the Rio Grande ReviewTexas ReviewSpoon River Poetry ReviewThe Acentos ReviewDefunkt Magazine, and elsewhere. She has published translations of poetry, including Enigmas, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Señal: a project of Libros Antena Books, BOMB, and Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), Photograms of My Conceptual Heart, Absolutely Blind by Minerva Reynosa (Cardboard House Press, 2016), Kilimanjaro by Maricela Guerrero (Cardboard House Press, 2018), and Postcards in Braille by Sergio Pérez Torres (Nueva York Poetry Press, 2021). Her debut hybrid collection Watcha is forthcoming from Deep Vellum Publishing. She is the recipient of the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry.



Website: https://www.stalinavillarreal.com/

Twitter Username: @profstalina


  • Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry(2021)


  • Assistant Professor at University of Houston-Downtown (August 2021 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in Creative Writing and Literature from University of Houston (May 2021)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry