Daniel Peña M.F.A. | Department of English

Daniel Peña M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize-winning writer and Assistant Professor. Formerly, he was based out of the UNAM in Mexico City where he worked as Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar. A graduate of Cornell University and a former Picador Guest Professor in Leipzig, Germany, his writing has appeared in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, the Kenyon Review, Texas Monthly, NBC News, and The New York Times Magazine among other venues. He's currently a regular contributor to The Guardian and the Ploughshares blog. His debut novel, Bang, was published in 2018 from Arte Publico Press to critical acclaim. His debut collection of essays, How to Look Away, is forthcoming from One World/Penguin Random House. He lives in beautiful DFW. https://www.danielpena.me/

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