Derrick Ortega
Creative Writing, Dorm Parent, MacNeal
Poet-in-Residence / Dorm Parent

Derrick Ortega received an MFA in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts from UC Riverside and a BFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University. His poetry has appeared in Letter [r] Press, Fact-Simile Editions, and elsewhere. His work is rooted in the space of reentering society after experiencing trauma and the idea of normalcy. He currently lives in Buena Park and Idyllwild, CA with his spouse, Xenia.