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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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Erik Anderson, The Poetics of Trespass

 

Like writing, walking may also amount to a mixture of imprimatur and erasure. But does my walking nearly replace one grid with another? There’s something tyrannical, Sisyphean, in passing over the same ground over and over again, in being compelled (or compelling oneself) to do so. And yet I am likely the only one who will ever walk these exact paths – they would lead one so ludicrously out of one’s way. But then, that’s their purpose.

Erik Anderson’s critical and creative work has appeared in American 
Letters & Commentary, Witness, The Laurel Review, The Poetry Project
 Newsletter, Versal, and Rain Taxi, among other publications. A former 
contributing editor at the Denver Quarterly, he co-edits the mail-art 
magazine Thuggery & Grace. He lives outside of Denver.

 

 

  • ISBN: 978-0-9796177-7-5
  • Price: $12.95
  • Published 2010
  • 104 pages

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