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University of Arizona MFA Homecoming Reading

 

MFA Homecoming reading will feature three writers: Melissa Goodrich and Timothy Dyke and Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Timothy Dyke is a writer and teacher who lives amongst birds in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He is the author of the chapbook, Awkward Hugger, and the prose poem collection, Atoms of Muses, both published by Tinfish Press. His poems, stories and essays have appeared in Drunken Boat, Spork Online, New Guard Review, Gramma Poetry, Santa Monica Review and other publications. Timothy is moved by work that crosses genres and travels willingly and awkwardly through liminal spaces. In 2012 he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona.

 

Melissa Goodrich is the author of Daughters of Monsters. Her stories have previously appeared in Gigantic SequinsPANKArtful Dodge, the Kenyon Review OnlineAmerican Short Fiction, and others. Her honors include the Tucson Festival of Books Fiction Award, the Margaret Sterling Memorial Award, the AWP Intro Award in Fiction, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and a Pushcart Prize nomination.  She graduated from the University of Arizona's MFA Program in 2013.

 

Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film and pop culture. Dinty W. Moore deemed her first essay collection, The Fluency of Light, “One of the most original, startling memoirs I have seen in the past ten years.” Her second book, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, was chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the1913 Open Prose Book Contest. A contributing editor for Guernica and a staff writer for Autostraddle, she has taught writing at OSU Cascades’ Low-Residency Program, Carleton College and the University of Michigan’s New England Literature Program

 

 

 

 

Timothy Dyke is a writer and teacher who lives amongst birds in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He is the author of the chapbook, Awkward Hugger, and the prose poem collection, Atoms of Muses, both published by Tinfish Press. His poems, stories and essays have appeared in Drunken Boat, Spork Online, New Guard Review, Gramma Poetry, Santa Monica Review and other publications. Timothy is moved by work that crosses genres and travels willingly and awkwardly through liminal spaces. In 2012 he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona.

 

Melissa Goodrich is the author of Daughters of Monsters. Her stories have previously appeared in Gigantic SequinsPANKArtful Dodge, the Kenyon Review OnlineAmerican Short Fiction, and others. Her honors include the Tucson Festival of Books Fiction Award, the Margaret Sterling Memorial Award, the AWP Intro Award in Fiction, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and a Pushcart Prize nomination.  She graduated from the University of Arizona's MFA Program in 2013.

 

Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film and pop culture. Dinty W. Moore deemed her first essay collection, The Fluency of Light, “One of the most original, startling memoirs I have seen in the past ten years.” Her second book, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, was chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the1913 Open Prose Book Contest. A contributing editor for Guernica and a staff writer for Autostraddle, she has taught writing at OSU Cascades’ Low-Residency Program, Carleton College and the University of Michigan’s New England Literature Program