Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-, photo by Kendra Greene

Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas


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 Publicaitions

“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.


Faculty photo by Kendra Greene

Page last updated – July 2017