Faculty Biography

Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez

Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez

Associate Professor of Practice
Department of English
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Email: MGutmannGonzalez@clarku.edu

Personal Website


B.A. Knox College, 2010
M.F. A. Cornell University, 2013

Current Research and Teaching

Professor Gutmann-Gonzalez is a Chilean poet, novelist and translator who specializes in creative writing, hybrid texts, and Latinx literature. They are the author of the novel La Pava, published by the Chilean press Ediciones Inubicalistas. Their poetry manuscript, Edge Beast, was a finalist for the Omnidawn Book Prize. They hold an MFA in Poetry from Cornell University and are the winner of the 2018 Boulevard Emerging Poets Prize. They founded and run the Clark Poets and Writers Reading Series, which hosts readings by writers of color and queer/trans writers. They are currently working on Salem Songs, a poetry manuscript which uses 17th century court records of the Salem Witch Trials as a sounding board to uncover the power and violence residing within the language of the legal system.

Professor Gutmann-Gonzalez’s courses include: Writing the Borderlands; Writing the Novel; Utopias/Dystopias: Writing Resistance and Identity; and Creative Writing Genre Study: Hybrid Selves - Using Hybrid Forms to Explore Race, Gender, and Sexuality.



  • La Pava: a novel. Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez. Ediciones Inubicalistas, 2016.

Work in Literary Journals

  • “El Trauco.” Elipsis: poesía y literatura desde el sur, 2022. (in Spanish)
  • “El Trauco.” DIAGRAM. Vol. 22, Iss. 2. Spring, 2022. (in English)
  • “Examination of Tituba” & “Examination of George Jacobs, Sr.Colorado Review, Summer 2022.
  • “Examination of Martha Carrier, Queen of Hell.” Interim: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics. Vol. 38, Iss. 3, Fall 2021.
  • “Examination: Sarah Good” and “Sarah Good’s Confession.” Quarterly West. Iss. 102: Domestication/Feralization, Spring 2021.
  • “Second Examination of Tituba.” Shrapnel Magazine, Spring 2021.
  • “Glamour Purse” and “River Boys.” Diode. Vol. 13, no. 1, Spring 2020.
  • “Carnecitas,” “The Bunker in Berlin-Mitte,” and “Noise Prophets.” Boulevard. Iss. 100, Fall 2018.
  • “Metrical Charm 7: For a Shallow Wound.” West Branch. Iss. 87, Spring/Summer 2018.