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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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Links to Speeches Online

ANC Speech Archives: Texts of speeches delivered by African National Congress officials including Nelson Mandela.

Douglass Archives of American Public Address: Excellent archive of American oratory intended to serve general scholarship and courses in American rhetorical history. Searchable and browseable.

Famous Speeches: Patton, Gandhi, Malcolm X, Kennedy, Hitler... They're all here!

History and Politics Out Loud: Searchable archive of political significant audio materials, including "Nixon tapes," Martin Luther King speeches, etc. (from Northwestern University)

History Channel Speech Archives: Searchable archive of historic speeches in the areas of politics, science, and the arts. Selected audio clips are available.

UC Berkeley Lectures and Events: Interesting collection of Audio and Video Recordings from the Online Media Department.

Presidents: Texts of major speeches by US Presidents.

TED Talks: Brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).

Top 100 American Speeches of the 20th Century: Compiled by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Texas A & M University, this list reflects the opinions of 137 leading scholars of American public address.

Online Speech Bank: 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, etc.

Women's Speeches from Around the World: Dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by influential contemporary, women from around the world.

Links to Quote Sites

Quotations are excellent because they can be imbedded in speeches to give insights, increase pace, and serve as sound bites.