Iliana Rocha: 2017 Symposium Poet in Residence

Poet Iliana Rocha is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma. She earned her Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. Her work has been featured in the Best New Poets 2014 anthology, The Nation, and Blackbird. Her debut collection won the 2014 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Hear her words opening the symposium on our first morning.