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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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J. Reuben Appelman, Make Loneliness

 

You are distant sufferings of the passive tense, an excerpt as lineage. There are coffee shops in Brooklyn you take as your own, but that’s a parking lot. Here is where I have attempted to say something important, believing myself. Your father was never completed, and in subsequent billings may also have been mailed. In moments I looked for him, in scenarios found nothing. At checkpoints, was questioned as earmark: What is the precise angle of retraction in this poem? What is pepper spray? In some back alley hour, a partial payment?

 

J. Reuben Appelman is a poet, novelist and screenwriter who has worked on numerous projects for film and television including Playground, executive produced by George Clooney, and the children’s adventure film The Five. Appleman is a multiple grant recipient from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and teaches at Boise State University.

 

  • ISBN: 978-0-979-6177-0-6
  • Price: $12.95
  • Published 2008
  • 84 pages

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