MFA Program Coordinators

  • MFA Director: Prof. Juan Delgado
    Office: UH 301.12 / Telephone: (909) 537- 5826 / Email: jdelgado@csusb.edu
  • Fiction Coordinator for 2014-15: Prof. Felicia Luna Lemus
    Office: UH 301.20 / Telephone: (909) 537-3831 / Email: flemus@csusb.edu
  • Poetry Coordinator: Prof. Julie Paegle
    Office: UH 301.42 / Telephone: (909) 537-5053 / Email: jpaegle@csusb.edu

About the Faculty

Juan Delgado

Juan Delgado

Juan Delgado is the author of four books of poetry, including Green Web (Georgia University Press, Contemporary Poetry Series Award) and A Rush of Hands (Arizona University Press). His book El Campo (Capra Press) is a collaboration with renowned artist Simón Silva, and his Vital Signs (HeyDay Books) is a collaboration with photographer Tom McGovern featuring evocative scenes of San Bernardino and the Inland Empire. Delgado is the director of the MFA program. He holds an MFA from the University of California at Irvine where he was a Regent's Fellow.

Felicia Luna Lemus

Felicia Luna Lemus

Felicia Luna Lemus is the author of the novels Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties and Like Son.  Her writing has also appeared in numerous anthologies and in magazines including BOMBThe BelieverLatina, and ZYZZYVA.  She has been a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Pitzer College, and has taught at Antioch University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, The New School, the UCLA Writers’ Program and as a kindergarten teacher in urban Los Angeles.  Lemus holds an MFA in Writing from the California Institute of the Arts.

 

Julie Paegle

Julie Paegle

Julie Paegle’s poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, and Best New Poets. She has received two Academy of American Poets Awards, the Utah Arts Council Award, and nomination for a Pushcart Prize. Her collection of poems, torch song tango choir, was published by the University of Arizona Press in 2010. Paegle holds an MFA and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah.

Chad Sweeney

Chad Sweeney

Chad Sweeney is the author of four books of poetry and two books of translation, most recently Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James, 2010, a Coldfront Magazine  Best Poetry Book of 2010), and Wolf’s Milk: Lost Notebooks of Juan Sweeney (Forklift Books, bilingual Spanish/English 2012). His translation of the Selected Poems of contemporary Iranian poet H.E. Sayeh appeared in 2011 from White Pine Press, and his translation of Pablo Neruda’s The Call to Destroy Nixon is forthcoming from Marick Press. Sweeney’s poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and the Writer’s Almanac as well as journals such as American Poetry Review, New American Writing and Colorado Review. He is editor of the CityLights anthology Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds  and  faculty editor of Ghost Town, the national literary journal of CSUSB. He holds an MFA from San Francisco State University and a PhD in English from Western Michigan University with a focus in Postcolonial Lit and Contemporary Poetry.


Students in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program also have the opportunity to take courses with other department faculty as they complete courses in their focus (Literature or Teaching) and take electives.