Chris Santiago is the author of Tula, selected by A. Van Jordan as the winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize, and Small Wars Manual (Milkweed Editions, 2025). The recipient of fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Kundiman, and the Mellon Foundation/ACLS, he received his PhD from the University of Southern California. Recent poems and nonfiction have appeared in or are forthcoming from Guernica, Conduit, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Water~Stone Review. In 2023, he joined the full time faculty of CalArts where he teaches in the Creative Writing MFA Program and in the School of Critical Studies. His teaching areas include creative writing, sound culture, and Asian American literature. He has also taught at USC and at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.