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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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Graduate Public Practice alumnus Tory Tepp

Nov 8, 2013
Spotlight Category: College

Recent MFA Public Practice graduate Tory Tepp '09

www.torytepp.com

Tory Tepp, a native of Wisconsin, received his BFA in painting from Parsons with a minor in non-traditional art histories, and studied painting under Joan Snyder. In 2009, he earned his MFA in Public Practice as part of the inaugural class of Suzanne Lacy’s program at Otis. After a temporary relocation to New Orleans, Tory assumed the role of the driver of a vintage armored car for Mel Chin’s Fundred Dollar Bill Project and proceeded on a 19,000-mile journey around the country representing the project as a speaker and artist. This led to the development of an itinerant art practice that has kept him on the road for four years, working from project to project in New Orleans, Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Death Valley, California. In 2012, Tory arrived in New Smyrna Beach, Florida as the inaugural artist for the Atlantic Center for the Arts Community Artist in Residence program. This spawned multiple projects including the ongoing Stargazer Fair Project, a large scale community ecopark and agri-playground. In addition, he recently completed a residency in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where he collaborated with the High Sierra Wilderness rangers as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

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