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… has received two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in both fiction and nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Triquarterly, The Chicago Tribune, Essay Daily, The Rumpus, Diagram, and elsewhere. She’s also the author of a novel, The Heroines (Scribner, 2009) and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she offers the renowned course “Love the Art, Hate the Artist.”
… writes poetry, prose, and hybrid texts, and is the author of five books: the forthcoming Benjamin Banneker and Us (Henry Holt, 2023), September: Poems (Triquarterly, 2013), The Endless Unbegun (Twelve Winters, 2015), Mary is a River (Kelsay Books, 2018), and The Sea Came Up & Drowned (Raw Books, 2020). Her essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, The Yale Review, The L.A. Review of Books, and elsewhere. She teaches at Northwestern University and lives in Evanston.
… is a Chicago-bred writer of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and all genres in between. As a daughter of Yoruba immigrants, she grew up in the (then) ethnically diverse enclave of Uptown. Ola’s work has been featured in the Chicago Reader, Hypertext Magazine, Interim Poetics, Jet Fuel Review, and elsewhere. Currently, she’s the nonfiction editor at Vagabond City Lit. Her favorite number is nine. She believes there’s no such thing as too many flowers.
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