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Otis Books Publishes Newly Collected Poetry, Interview by Renowned Moroccan Poet

Otis Books is proud to announce the publication of For an Ineffable Metrics of the Desert, a bilingual edition of the selected poems of the writer Mostafa Nissabouri. The collection was translated from French by Otis College of Art and Design professor Guy Bennett, Pierre Joris, Addie Leak, and Teresa Villa-Ignacio. The book, which was developed, designed, and published by Otis Books and Otis College of Art and Design MFA Writing students, is the first time this particular collection of Nissabouri’s poems have been published together in English.

Otis Alumni and Faculty Create Publishing Project to Highlight Underrepresented Voices

Becoming a good literary citizen in the world can take all different paths. For two recent Otis College of Art and Design graduates, that path meant partnering with a faculty mentor to create a broadside publication that will publish poetry every other month. Otis College of Art and Design MFA Writing faculty member Guy Bennett and MFA Writing alumni Krystle Statler and Kevin Thomas published the first issue of their broadside, every other, in February 2018, with an original and previously unpublished poem entitled “Icarus” by Nick Flynn.

Mahtem Shiferraw's FUCHSIA

Mahtem Shiferraw's newly released book of poetry FUCHSIA is the winner of the 2015 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Shiferraw joined the Otis Community a few months ago as a staff member in the President's Office.

Graduate Writing Professor Paul Vangelisti Publishes 33rd Book of Poetry

Graduate Writing Professor Paul Vangelisti has published his thirty-third book of poetry. Border Music, a collection of new work from 2006-2014, will be out from Talisman House later this month.

Alumna Jessica M. Wilson

Alumna Jessica M. Wilson (’07 MFA Writing) is a writer, poet, and founder of the Los Angeles Poet Society, an organization that bridges the arts with local communities. Her new book, Serious Longing, is the first English language book of poetry for Swan World, an imprint of Editions du Cygne in Paris, France.