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Tessa Yang
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Tessa Yang is a creative writer whose work explores the blurry place between realism and magic. She teaches multi-genre creative writing courses as well as literature, and previously served as the Editor of Indiana Review.

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309 Carpenter Hall

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  • English


  • M.A., Indiana University
  • B.A., St. Lawrence University

Selected Courses:

Introduction to Creative Writing

Gender Identity in Speculative Fiction

Flash Fiction Writing Workshop

Reading and Writing Short Fiction

Recent Publications

  • The Carolina Quarterly (forthcoming November 2018): “Haunting Grounds” short story
  • PRISM International (forthcoming October 2018): “What Do You Dream?” short story
  • Wigleaf (August 2018): “Preservation” flash fiction
  • Joyland Magazine (June 2018): “Biohack” short story
  • Juked (May 2018): “The Weatherman’s Heart” flash fiction
  • The Masters Review (May 2018): Review of The Comedown by Rebekah Frumkin
  • The Masters Review (February 2018): Review of Self-portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon
  • SmokeLong Quarterly (December 2017): “Princess Shipwreck” flash fiction

Curious, honest, generous, passionate. They have wonderful senses of humor, and they’re intellectually brave, always ready to write and think in new ways.

Reading and writing are my greatest joys. I’m particularly drawn to literary spec-fic by writers like Octavia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Margaret Atwood. I’ve played Ultimate Frisbee on and off for years, and I collect yoyos, which are maybe the most underrated toy in the world and surprisingly good for overcoming writer’s block.

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