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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Paul Vangelisti & Dennis Phillips, Mapping Stone

 

Art by William Xerra & Courtney Gregg
With Italian Translations by Luigi Ballerini
Co-published with Postmedia Books

Proem
Another ending once unloosed, a measure of earth momentarily lent some less rugged face or thorny pleasure. Easily, before this life’s destroyed, an ever accruing voice holds fast proof of the healing exiled words devise. Even if one thought you were finally done with rime, the heart wants pleasing, the heat and cool of your native leisure.

 

The author of twenty books of poetry, Paul Vangelisti is a translator, journalist, and former Cultural Affairs Director at KPFK radio. He was co-editor of the literary magazine Invisible City, and editor of Ribot, the annual publication of the College of Neglected Science. Currently, he is editing, with Luigi Ballerini, a five-volume anthology of contemporary American poetry, from 1960 to the present, Nuova poesia americana, for Mondadori publishing in Milan.

Born in Los Angeles in 1951, Dennis Phillips is the author of ten books of poetry and one novel, Hope (2007). Former director of the Beyond Baroque Literary Center in Venice, past book review editor for Sulfur magazine, and poetry editor of the L.A. Weekly, Phillips is a professor in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Art Center College of Design and teaches regularly in the Graduate Writing program at Otis College of Art and Design.


  • ISBN: 978-8-8749008-5-5
  • Price: $12.95
  • Published 2013
  • 80 pages

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