Ted HiebertTed Hiebert

Ted Hiebert, Director, is a Seattle-based interdisciplinary artist and theorist. His individual and collaborative art works have been shown in galleries around the world. Hiebert is the author of In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty and Postmodern Identity, A formalized forum for informal inquiry, and a co-author of Ludic Dreaming: How to Listen Away from Contemporary Technoculture. His work has appeared in journals such as Performance Research, The Psychoanalytic Review, CTheory, and Technoetic Arts, among others. Hiebert is a founding member of Noxious Sector Arts Collective, a member of the experimental theory group The Occulture, and a member ­of the editorial board of the journal CTheory.

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Recommended reading

  • Baudrillard, Jean. The Intelligence of Evil, or the Lucidity Pact, Chris Turner, trans., London: Berg, 2005. Print.
  • Golding, Sue. The Eight Technologies of Otherness, London: Routledge, 1997. Print.
  • Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics, Chicago: University Chicago Press, 1999. Print.
  • Jarry, Alfred. Exploits & Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, ‘Pataphysician, Simon Watson Taylor, trans., Boston: Exact Change, 1996. Print.
  • Kroker, Arthur. Exits to the Posthuman Future, Cambridge: Polity, 2014. Print.​

Amaranth BorsukAmaranth Borsuk

Amaranth Borsuk, Associate Director, is the author of the poetry collections Pomegranate Eater and Handiwork. She works at the intersection of print and digital media with an emphasis on artists’ books, installation and digital/ print hybrids. Her collaborative books include Abra, an artist’s book and iOS app created with Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher; As We Know, an erasure collaboration with Andy Fitch; and Between Page and Screen, a book of augmented-reality poems, created with Brad Bouse. Her recently published volume The Book, from MIT Press, traces the interrelationship of form and content in the book’s development, bridging book history, book arts, and electronic literature to expand our definition of an object we thought we knew intimately.

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Recommended reading

  • Hong, Cathy Park. Dance Dance Revolution. New York: W.W. Northon, 2007. Print.
  • Kearney, Douglas. Patter. Los Angeles: Red Hen Press, 2014. Print.
  • Nabokov, Vladimir. Pale Fire. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1962. Print.
  • Stein, Gertrude. Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms. New York: Claire Marie, 1914. Print.
  • Strickland, Stephanie. V: WaveTercets / Losing L'una. Denver: SpringGun Press, 2014. Print and iOS app.


Rebecca BrownRebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown, Senior Artist in Residence, has published over a dozen books in the U.S. and in translation. She has exhibited visual work in museums and has lectured, read, and performed widely. She collaborates frequently with actors, artists, dancers, and musicians and also curates events. Her books include American Romances, The Last Time I Saw You, The Dogs, The Gifts of the Body and The Terrible Girls. She writes regularly for The Stranger. Her work has been translated into Japanese, German, Dutch, Norwegian and Italian and has received The Boston Book Review Award, Lambda Literary Award, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, Washington State Book Award, and the Stranger Genius Award.

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Recommended reading

  • Wright, Richard. Black Boy. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945. Print.
  • Kafka, Franz. Collected Stories. New York: Knopf, 1993. Print.
  • Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, 1818. Print.
  • Beckett, Samuel. Waiting For Godot. Paris: Grove Press, Inc., 1954. Print.
  • Woolf, Virginia. To the Lighthouse. New York: Harcourt, Inc., 1927. Print.

Ching-In ChenChing-In Chen

Ching-In Chen, Assistant Professor, is a hybrid writer, community organizer and performer. They are author of The Heart's Traffic: a novel in poems; recombinant, which won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry and to make black paper sing. Their forthcoming Kundiman for Kin :: Information Retrieval for Monsters was a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Performance. Chen is also co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities and Here Is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets. They have received fellowships from Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole, Callaloo, Can Serrat, Storyknife and Imagining America and are a member of Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation communities.

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Recommended reading

  • Lai, Larissa. Salt Fish Girl. Markham, ON: Thomas Allen Publishers, 2002. Print.
  • Long Soldier, Layli. Whereas. Minneapolis: Greywolf Press, 2017. Print.
  • Miranda, Deborah. Berkeley, CA: Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir. Heyday, 2012. Print.
  • Phillip, M. NourbeSe. Zong! Wesleyan, CT: Wesleyan Poetry Series, 2011. Print.
  • Salah, Trish. Wanting in Arabic. Toronto: Mawenzi House/TSAR Publications, 2013. Print.

Jeanne HeuvingJeanne Heuving

Jeanne Heuving, Founding Director of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics and Professor, won a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year Award for her cross-genre work Incapacity; more recently she published Transducer, a book of poetry. She has written widely on innovative and experimental writing, including her books Omissions Are Not Accidents: Gender in the Art of Marianne Moore and The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics. She is co-editing a forthcoming book of essays, Inciting Poetics: Thinking and Writing Poetry in an Expanded Field.

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Recommended reading

  • Barthes, Roland. The Pleasure of the Text. New York: Hill and Wang, 1975. Print.
  • Dickinson, Emily. Ed. Cristanne Miller.  Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them.  Cambridge: Harvard U Press, 2016. 
  • Lispector, Clarice, and Giovanni Pontiero. Near to the Wild Heart. New York: New  Directions, 1990. Print.
  • Mackey, Nathaniel. Bedouin Hornbook. Lexington: U of Kentucky, 1986. Print. 
  • Williams Carlos William. Spring and All. New York: Contact Publishing Co. 1923. Print.

Joe MilutisJoe Milutis

Joe Milutis, Associate Professor, is a writer and media artist. He is the author of Failure, A Writer’s Life; Ether: The Nothing That Connects Everything, and “Bright Arrogance,” a column on experimental translation in Jacket 2 as well as numerous chapbooks, media-literary hybrid works, videos and sound pieces. His work has appeared in Fence, Gauss PDF, Cabinet, Tripple Canopy, Leonardo and Film Comment.

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Affiliate Faculty

Sarah DowlingSarah Dowling

Assistant Professor Sarah Dowling is the author of Security Posture, winner of the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Selections from her most recent work Hinterland B appear in ‘I’ll Drown My Book’: Conceptual Writing by Women and other journals. Her critical essay, “How lucky I was to be free and safe and at home” is forthcoming in Signs.