Leticia Hernandez

Leticia Hernandez

Leticia Hernandez, M.F.A.

Lecturer Faculty

Office: EP 416
Phone: (415) 405-0395
Email: leticiah@sfsu.edu

Lecturer Faculty Biography

  • M.F.A, Creative Writing, 2020, San Francisco State University  
  • M.A., English, 1994, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., English, cum laude, 1993, Scripps College

Central American Studies and local San Francisco history and populations.

  • LTNS 410: Seminar on Gender and Latinas/Latinos
  • LTNS 460: Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage
  • LTNS 230: Introduction to Latina/o Literature
  • LTNS 305: Latina/o Studies Creative Writing Workshop
  • LTNS 435: Oral History Methods: Theory and Practice
  • LTNS 455: Resistance Literature of the Americas
  • LTNS 215: Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies 
  • WGS 541: Women Writers and Social Change 
  • WGS 548: Literature by Women of Color
  • RRS 280: Race, Gender & Sci Fi Lit 
  • YBCA 100 Fellow, Inaugural Cohort, 2020
  • New England Foundation for the Arts, Ensemble Grantee, 2020
  • Library Laureate, San Francisco Public Library, 2017
  • San Francisco Arts Commission Artist Grantee, 2021
  • Local Hero Award, Latino Heritage Month, KQED, 2009

 YBCA 10, Artist in Residence, Yerba Buen Center for the Arts

Faculty Advisor, Hermanas Unidas 2020-2021


  • Alejandria Fights Back/ Alejandria defiende, Feminist Press, 2021.
  • Wandering Song:  Central American Writing in the United States, Ed. Leticia Hernández-Linares, Rubén Martínez,  Héctor Tobar, Tía Chucha Press,  2017.
  • Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl, Tía Chucha Press, 2015.
  • Razor Edges of My Tongue. Calaca Press, 2002.



  • “Hija de Su,” Raising Mothers, November, 2020.
  • “Latido,” (Poem of the Week) The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database, Split This Rock, October 2020. 
  • “Orquesta Missíon,” & “Her Arms Filled with Stars,” The BreakBeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNEXT, Haymarket Books (2020).
  • “El Círculo del Cuento, the Story is a Circle,” Maestreapeace, San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural, Juana Alicia et al., Heyday Press, (2019)
  • “#metoo for Tlaloc”; “On the First Day of War, I’m Supposed to Teach Poetry”; “Tragedilandia,” 
  • La Piscucha Magazine, Volume 1, 2019.
  • Five Poems in Other Musics: New Latina Poetry,” Cynthia Cruz, ed.  University of Arkansas Press, 2019.
  • “Her Arms filled with Stars” [Pank] Issue 14, 2019.
  • “Truth in the Negatives,” and “How to Build a Funeral Pyre,” Latinas: Voices of Protest and Struggles in 21st Century USA, Iris Morales, ed. Red Sugarcane Press, 2018.          
  • “Cartógrafa,” Women, Mujeres, Ixoq: Revolutionary Visions, Claudia Hernández, ed. Conocimiento Press, 2018. 
  • “Luna de papel,” & “Ojo de díos,” Poetry in Flight/Poesía en Vuelo, El Tecolote, 2017.     
  • “A Talent for Packing,” Atravesando, An Aster(ix) Anthology, Angie Cruz & Oindrila Mukherjee, eds.  Blue Sketch Press, 2016.     



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