Brandon Som

Brandon Som is a Chicano and Chinese American poet. He received his PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Southern California and an MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh.

Som is the author of Tripas (University of Georgia Press, 2023), which was the winner of the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a finalist for the 2023 National Book Award in Poetry; and The Tribute Horse (Nightboat Books, 2014), winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and the 2015 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

Som was the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poet-in-Residence at Westminster College and was awarded fellowships at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and Civitella Ranieri. He is currently an assistant professor in literature and creative writing at the University of California, San Diego.