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Victoria Chang

Antioch Los Angeles MFA Program Chair Victoria Chang was profiled by Kamran Javadizadeh for The New Yorker about her books Dear Memory (Milkweed) and Obit (Copper Canyon Press): “Chang has followed language to the edge of what she knows; the question her book asks is whether language can go further still, whether it can be trusted to secure a safe landing for that dangling preposition.”

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Alum and Faculty Share Advancing Equity Grant with Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board

Dr. Rachel Oppenheim, Associate Dean of our Graduate School of Education, and Kyla Crawford ’13, ’17 (Seattle, BA; Seattle, MA in Teaching) and a teacher-librarian in the Tukwila School District, participated in a panel event at the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board meeting and shared about Antioch Seattle’s Advancing Equity Grant project. The previous day, Advancing Equity Grantees came together for an in-person retreat. Toward the end of the retreat day, they participated in a mind map exercise to showcase the equity project’s process and progress. They shared their posters in a gallery walk with other grantees and community

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Dr. Marti Straus

Dr. Marti Straus, Professor in Antooch University New England’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology program, was featured as a guest on a podcast on treating adolescent trauma for a series on dissociative disorder. Her talk is titled “System Speak: Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder), Complex Trauma, and Dissociation.” Listen to the podcast here.  

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Gabriella Hudson-Abbot ‘12

Gabriella Hudson-Abbot ‘12 (Antioch University Seattle, BA in Liberal Studies) painted a mural at South Lynnwood Park as a part of a $2.5 million renovation project. The mural features caring arms and takes inspiration from Native Americans who see themselves as stewards of the land. The mural is meant to inspire us to care for the Earth. Read the full article here.

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Victoria Chang

Antioch University Los Angeles MFA in Creative Writing Program Chair and faculty Victoria Chang was interviewed by Daniel Handler on NPR’s City Arts & Lecture Series. Chang’s latest poetry book OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) was named a New York Times Notable Book & received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the PEN Voelcker Award. It was also longlisted for a National Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. Daniel Handler is the author of The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, All The Dirty Parts. As Lemony Snicket, he has written the

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Ari Banias

Antioch MFA Poetry Faculty Ari Banias’s next book, A Symmetry, will be published by W. W. Norton in October 2021.

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Brad Kessler

Antioch University Los Angeles MFA in Creative Writing Fiction Faculty Brad Kessler’s novel, North, will be published October 5th by Abrams Books.

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Carol Potter

Antioch University Los Angeles MFA Poetry Faculty Carol Potter had four poems published: “Tickled Pink” and “When the archeologists” in Unbroken, “The Requisite Bad Hair” in The Laurel Review, and “I know it was not nice of me” in Hotel Amerika.

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Carol Potter

Antioch University Los Angeles MFA Poetry Faculty Carol Potter had four poems published: “Tickled Pink” and “When the archeologists” in Unbroken, “The Requisite Bad Hair” in The Laurel Review, and “I know it was not nice of me” in Hotel Amerika.

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Dr. Shana Hormann

Dr. Shana Hormann (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) was recently interviewed for Antioch University’s Writers’ Exchange Writers on Writing series. She has been an organizational consultant and professor for over 30 years. Shana currently serves with Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change as Teaching Faculty and Senior Academic Program Developer. Her interview entitled “Healthy Practices in Collaborative Writing” can be found here.

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Donald Strauss, PhD, MFA

Donald Strauss, PhD, MFA, founding chair of the Urban Sustainability Master of Arts program at Antioch University Los Angeles, was a signatory on the Scholars Warning letter on the risks of societal collapse. It was published in The Guardian and Le Monde in December 2020. By the end of the year, it had been signed by over 500 scientists and scholars from over 30 countries, representing dozens of academic disciplines including climatology, environmental science, psychology and sociology. The full-length version of the letter is available here.

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Caley O’Dwyer

Caley O’Dwyer, MA, MFT, MFA, Undergraduate Studies and MA in Clinical Psychology faculty had three poems and a drawing published in the first issue of the Sentience Literary Journal: “Night Polo,” “Certainly Valsartan,” and “Death Ruins It.” “Sentience Literary Journal is edited by a team of exceptionally talented writers who all graduated from AULA’s Undergraduate Studies Program,” said O’Dwyer. “I’m very proud to have had work included in their first issue! As I am heavily involved in both visual art and creative writing, it was fun to pair the two for my poem “Death Ruins It.” O’Dwyer’s poems have appeared

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