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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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Jason Burton

Jason Burton
Assistant Professor
Education: 

BFA Environmental Design, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

Undergraduate Architectural Studies, SCI-Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles

Undergraduate Studies, Graphic Design & Illustration, Palomar College

Bio/Affiliation: 

Jason Burton is an Environmental Designer and Assistant Professor at Otis College of Art and Design teaching 2D and 3D design in the Product Design and Foundation Departments.  His art and design work expresses a strong commitment to the environment how it informs the fundamental and unifying principals of design.  His wide range of experience in different fields of design and teaching has shaped a more multidisciplinary approach to his work.  His education began in graphic design and illustration at Palomar College to studying architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture to receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Environmental Arts at Otis College. His art, sculpture and furniture designs have been featured in various publications, most notably Architectural Digest.  He has been a designer for R&D Architects in Venice California since 2003 and is the Founder of JB Studio offering custom design / build services for objects ranging from tabletop to the scale of large furniture and environments.

Clients/Employment History

2003 – 2013   Designer, R & D Architects; Venice, CA
2002 - Present Designer, JB studio; Long Beach, CA

AWARDS/HONORS: 

2014 Teaching Excellence Award

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Spring 2009, Fall 2014

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