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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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Paul Vangelisti, Wholly Falsetto with People Dancing

 

Learning to embrace the ridiculous you, in a city one can’t virtually give a shit about to appreciate. And then a day, vaguely gorgeous and stunning as this, might again tempt one to hope, not in a past but in a light that blinds. So rare is the last question allowed in this republic of pseudo-perfection. Winning is the music of blood, difficulty a younger sister, marble deep as ocean frozen somewhere in the forest.
 
   Do wop de
   Do wop de
   Do wop de bop
   It might as well be spring.

 

The author of twenty books of poetry, Paul Vangelisti is a translator, journalist, and former Cultural Affairs Director at KPFK radio. He was co-editor of the literary magazine Invisible City, and editor of Ribot, the annual publication of the College of Neglected Science. Currently, he is editing, with Luigi Ballerini, a five-volume anthology of contemporary American poetry, from 1960 to the present, Nuova poesia americana, for Mondadori publishing in Milan.


  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9860173-0-8
  • Price: $12.95
  • Published 2013
  • 124 pages

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