Sara Borjas Faculty Profile

Sara  Borjas

Assistant Professor

Department of English

  • E-mail: sara.borjas@csueastbay.edu
  • Phone: (510) 885-3151
  • Office: MB 2585
  • Office Hours: MW: 10-11am
  • Home Page: www.saraborjas.com
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Sara is a self-identified Xicanx pocha and a Fresno poet who teaches courses in creative writing and English. She co-advises Ocaam's Razor, CSUEB's student-run literary magazine and co-hosts the Distinguished Writers Series along with Trinie Dalton. Her debut collection, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff (Noemi Press, 2019) received a 2020 American Book Award. Sara was featured as one of Poets & Writers 2019 Debut Poets. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Sewanee Writers Conference, CantoMundo, Postgraduate Writers Conference, and Community of Writers at Squaw. Her work can be found in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, Poem-a-Day by The Academy of American Poets, and The Offing, amongst others. She believes that all Black lives matter and will resist white supremacy until Black liberation is realized.

Contemporary American Poetry

Latinx Poetry

Transgressive Forms and Philosophies in Poetry

Anti-Racist Creative Writing Pedagogy 

  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performative Arts(poetry & screenwriting)
  • B.A. in English Literature
Spring Semester 2023
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
ENGL 10909College Writing LabTH1:15PM2:05PMRO-0113Hayward Campus
ENGL 20601Beginning Workshop PoetryTTH10:00AM11:40AMMB-2079Hayward Campus
ENGL 30701Interm Workshop Creative NFTTH3:15PM4:55PMMB-2079Hayward Campus