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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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Digital Library by, for, and about Otis College of Art and Design.

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Current Collections

 Past and Present
Otis History: Past and Present

Selections from the Otis historical archives. Covers 1918-present day

Artists' Books
Artists' Books

Collection of about 2,000 artists' books in the Otis Library Special Collections

Lab Press Collection
Laboratory Press Books

Artists' books created by Otis students on the Otis Lab Press.

Woman's Building Image Archive
Woman's Building Image Archive

1500 images originally created as part of the Getty Faces of L.A. Project.

Ben Maltz Gallery Exhibition Archive
Ben Maltz Gallery Exhibition Archive

Information about current and past exhibitions, including catalogs, images, press releases, and more

Faculty Work
Faculty Work

Images by artists and designers who teach at Otis.

Alumni Work
Alumni Work

Collection of images of work created by Otis alumni. Includes images from exhibits and archives.

Vinyl
Vinyl

Collection of recordings on EPs and LPs that have been transferred to CD. Includes lectures, performances, poetry readings, early electronica, and audio art.

OtisDID
OtisDID

Digital Database for Teaching and Learning; Images for classroom projection and study. For Otis Community only. (MDID2 software)