Marathon #4 – October 2022

Marathon #4

October 1-31, 2022

Featuring Michelle Brittan Rosado, Steven Sanchez, and Lena Mubsutina.

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Michelle Brittan Rosado

October 16-30, 2022

Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California; MFA in Creative Writing from Fresno State

Michelle is the author of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018) and Theory on Falling Into a Reef, winner of the inaugural Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize (Anhinga Press, 2016). Her poems have been published in Alaska Quarterly ReviewPoet LoreThe New Yorker, and the anthology Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience. She has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Sustainable Arts Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center. She is an assistant professor of teaching in the writing program at USC.

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Steven Sanchez

October 9-23, 2022

MFA in Creative Writing from Fresno State; B.A. in Philosophy from Fresno State

Steven’s debut book, Phantom Tongue (Sundress Publications, 2018), was selected by Mark Doty as the winner of the Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. He won the inaugural Federico García Lorca Poetry Prize for an emerging Latinx poet, and he has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Lambda Literary, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. His poems have appeared in AgniAmerican Poetry ReviewMissouri ReviewNorth American ReviewPoet Lore, and elsewhere.

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Lena Mubsutina

Master of Library and Information Science from San José State; M.A. in English Literature from Fresno State; B.A. in English Literature from Fresno State

Lena is the author of the book Amreekiya (University Press of Kentucky, 2018), an Arab American Book Award winner, a finalist for the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, and one of Foreword’s “Four Phenomenal Debut Novels.” Her work has appeared in SukoonA Gathering TogetherThe Offing, and elsewhere. She was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

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Published by jeffersonbeavers

Jefferson Beavers is a multimedia storyteller based in Fresno, Calif. He works at Fresno State and enjoys volunteering in the community.

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