Sam Roxas-Chua is a writer, visual artist, and MFA graduate (Jan 2016) from Pacific University. He has taught various writing workshops and is the owner of The Poetry Loft. Sam was a hospice volunteer for six years and co-facilitated Hospice of Sacred Heart’s bereavement group. Before he attended graduate school, he led the workshop, Poetry as a Second Language with Rebecca Childers and has been a mentor to local high-school students. He is a student of the poet Marvin Bell. Sam lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Sam Roxas-Chua is the author of Fawn Language, published by Tebot Bach (2014). His poems have appeared in various journals including Narrative Magazine, Jefferson Monthly, The Inflectionist Review, Kahini, Mixer, andOpen2Interpretation. Most recently, he received an Honorable Mention for his poem A Beast in the Chapel for the 2nd Annual Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize in december Magazine.
He has read for diverse audiences such as the Oregon Poetry Association, Windfall Reading Series, Tsunami Books, and Stonehenge Studio Reading Series; and was recently invited to open a session of the Oregon State Legislature. His collection of poems, Diary of Collected Summers won the 7th Annual Missouri Review Audio competition in poetry. He is a Pushcart Award nominee.
In 2014, he was commissioned by the poet Marvin Bell to create, design, and publish a book called The Dorothy Poems. Currently, Sam is an Adjunct Instructor of Writing at Pacific University’s College of Education and Master of Social Work program. He is the owner of The Poetry Loft and is the publisher of The Quietry – An annual poetry journal.
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