Rick Henry is a Professor of English at SUNY—Potsdam where he directs the BFA in Creative Writing.
He has lived across the United States but always returns to the sensibilities, landscapes, and histories of upstate New York. This is reflected in Lucy's Eggs: Short Stories and a Novella (Syracuse UP, 2006), winner of the 2006 Adirondack Literary Award for Best Work of Fiction, and Letters (1855), new from Ra Press. Also set in the fictional town of Homer and environs, north of Rome, on the western edge of the Adirondacks is another novel: Increase Crawford,
which follows a young man who is appointed federal census-taker in that first U.S. census of 1790. See the blog for a taste of his lack of direction.
He was also the editor of Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks from 1998-2009. In addition, he is co-editor of The Blueline Anthology (Syracuse UP, 2004).
2019 LoKo Festival for the Arts
For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Native American heritage and traditions. He is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults. The best selling Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children and others of his “Keepers” series, with its remarkable integration of science and folklore, continue to receive critical acclaim and to be used in classrooms throughout the country. http://josephbruchac.com/index.html
Sawako Nakayasu was born in Japan raised in the US, and has also lived in France and China. Her most recent books are The Ants (Les Figues Press, 2014), and Texture Notes (Letter Machine, 2010), and recent translations include The Collected Poems of Sagawa Chika (Canarium Books, 2015), and Tatsumi Hijikata’s Costume en Face (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). Her translation of Takashi Hiraide’s For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut (New Directions, 2008) received the 2009 Best Translated Book Award from Three Percent. http://www.sawakonakayasu.net/
Sabrina Jones creates comics and graphic novels on social justice and radical history. Her books Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling and Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography were named “Great Graphic Novels” by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Her most recent book is Our Lady of Birth Control: A Cartoonist’s Encounter with Margaret Sanger. http://www.sabrinaland.com/
BFA in Creative Writing Student Reading