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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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Faculty and Alumni in summer shows

Kaur, Waterston, Carter, Weston, Twitchell

Bicoastal exhibitions this summer include

Siri Kaur has a solo show in August at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro http://vcphoto.org/siri-kaur/of her photo portraits, and her work is included in an exhibition in N.Y. at  Aperture Foundation, through Aug 14. http://www.aperture.org/gallery/


Darren Waterston '88's installation at Mass MOCA, Uncertain Beauty, with its centerpiece "Filthy Lucre," reconstructs Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece, "The Peacock Room," as a sumptuous ruin. He re-interprets Whistler's paintings, and adds stalactite-like ceiling fixtures and crumbling shelving with 250 hand-painted ceramic vessels. Through Jan 2015.

Graduate Fine Arts Department Assistant Matthew Carter ’10 MFA has a solo show hellequinharlequinclown at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles , through August 23. http://www.luisdejesus.com/

Alumnus John Weston ’07 MFA is one of three artists in the exhibition May Contain Explicit Imagery at CB1 Gallery in L.A. through September 7. The exhibition is curated by alumnus and  faculty member Tucker Neel, (’07 MFA). http://www.cb1gallery.com/index.html

In Los Angeles on July 18, in honor of Nelson Mandela Day, alumnus Kent Twitchell ('77 MFA)'s mural of the late South African leader was unveiled at the Berlin Wall Monument, across the street from LACMA.

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