Marian Haddad, MFA

Born and raised in the West Texas desert town of El Paso, Marian Haddad's first poetry chapbook, Saturn Falling Down, was compiled at the request of Texas Public Radio in correlation with their Hands-On Poetry workshops (April 2003). Her full-length collection of poems, Somewhere between Mexico and a River Called Home was published by Pecan Grove Press (Fall 2004).

Her poems and essays have appeared in magazines and journals including The Texas Observer, The Rio Grande Review, and Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders and in various Arab-American, California, and Texas writer's anthologies. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to study philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Haddad currently lives in San Antonio and works as a lecturer, manuscript consultant, freelance writer, and visiting writer in public and private schools and universities. Haddad also holds private mentorships in creative writing and conducts poetry, creative non-fiction and fiction workshops.

She has taught Creative Writing at Northwest Vista College, Our Lady of the Lake University, and International Literature at St. Mary's University.