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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Carole Caroompas: 2012-13 Faculty Development Grant Report


Excerpt:

I requested a new computer and printer, books, photos, and scripts to collect and develop imagery for my new painting project titled Hallucinatory Logic in the Sahara Desert. These paintings will be exhibited at Western Project Gallery upon completion.

This new project started in Jan. 2012 when I was on sabbatical for Spring semester. My paintings require a tremendous amount of research, reading, writing, gathering of images and text from books, photos, the web and Youtube videos. My process in the studio started with Paul Bowles novel The Sheltering Sky and Bertolluci's film under the same title and T.E. Lawrence's memoir 7 Pillars of Wisdom, A Triumph and David Lean's film Lawrence of Arabia. This was the base of the project titled Hallucinatory Logic in the Sahara Desert where I would expand upon my interest in high culture in collision with popular culture.

--Carole Caroompas
Fine Arts

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