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Lina Maria Ferreira

Assistant Professor
(804) 827-8334
Hibbs Hall 324E


MFA Literary Translation, University of Iowa
MFA Creative Nonfiction, University of Iowa
BA English, Brigham Young University

Research/Teaching Focus

Creative writing (creative nonfiction)


Don’t Come Back (collection of linked lyrical and narrative essays, experimental translations, and reinterpreted myths).  Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, Wild River Books, 2017.

Drown/Sever/Sing.(collection of essays and short stories). Quincy: Anomalous Press, 2015.

Recent/Selected Publications

“María, María, María, María.” Passages North, Fall 2016.

“Tinfoil Astronaut.” The Sunday Rumpus, November 2016.

“Allá En La Fuente.” Wherever I’m With You. Seal Press, Perseus Books, 2017.

“Drowning Lessons.” Hotel Amerika,  September 2016.

“Rio Que Sale” & “Del Dicho Al Hecho” (Excerpt from Translations in Diagram in Translation). Translation. Stonecutter Journal,  Spring 2016.

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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