Poet. Educator. Editor.


Aza Pace lives and writes in Texas. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, Copper Nickel, Mudlark, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. She is the winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize and an Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry. Aza holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Houston, where she also served as Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing at the University of North Texas, where she reads for American Literary Review. She teaches courses in creative writing and composition.


Recent Publications


"My Father Asks What I'm Looking At." (winner of the 2020 Voertman/Academy of American Poets University Prize)

"Barred Owl" and "A Blue Jay Mimics a Hawk." Entropy Magazine.

“Behind the Lattice.” Copper Nickel.

"Definition in the Woods" and "Praise to the Nightjar." The Boiler.

“The Day I Meet Circe,” “Q&A with Circe,” “The Day I Met Odysseus,” “Circe Recalls the Nymph Scylla,” and “Witch in My Forest: Fragments.” Mudlark.

“In Retrospect.” The Southern Review.   

“Real Muscle.” Queen Mob’s Teahouse.

“Anatomy” and “Rain in Glastonbury.” Aquifer: Florida Review Online.

“On the Color Red.” Wisconsin Review.

“Divination.” South Dakota Review.


“Twelve Pieces of a Concubine.” The Southern Review.

Reviews & Interviews

"Review: Your New Feeling is the Artifact of a Bygone Era by Chad Bennett." American Literary Review.

"How Things Mean: An Interview with Kevin Prufer." American Literary Review.

“Dare the Horizon: A Review of Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour by Conor Bracken.” Gulf Coast Literary Journal.

Writing the Tide: A Review of Iep Jāltok by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.” Gulf Coast Literary Journal.


Courses Taught

University of North Texas

  • College Writing I (English 1310)

  • College Writing II (English 1320)

University of Houston

  • Beginning Creative Writing: Poetry (English 3331)

  • Beginning Creative Writing: Fiction & Poetry (English 3329)

  • First Year Writing I (English 1303)

  • First Year Writing II (English 1304)


Contact Me

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