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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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Jerry Jankowski

Jerry Jankowski
Lecturer
Education: 

Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Chicago

Bio/Affiliation: 

Studied graphic design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is a passionate professional who lives and breathes graphic design and has over twenty years professional experience in art direction and graphic design.  He is diversely skilled in various print media, advertising, packaging and labeling design, brand creation, copy/headline development, web banners, and trade show graphics. He also works in CSS to modify websites and works in HTML and CSS with front-end developers.
  His project work with clients involve a wide range of industries such as the medical field, consumer products and food service, magazine publications and outdoor entertainment. As an instructor his focus for students to develop a deep product knowledge through investigative, applied creativity, problem solving and craftsmanship that produces aesthetic appeal, functionality and bottom-line results.

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions

Shelf Life—Modern Package Design 1920–1945, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1990

Mostly Happy Clip Art of the 30s, 40s and 50s, New York, 2008

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