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PSU MFA Alumni Showcase: C. R. Grimmer, Genevieve Hudson, & Suman Mallick
January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
C. R. Grimmer, who also goes by Chelsea Grimmer, is a poet, scholar, and lecturer at The University of Washington Seattle and Bothell campuses. Their latest collection is The Lyme Letters, which was completed with support from a Harlan Hahn Disability Studies Fellowship and won the Walt McDonald First Book Award from Texas Tech University Press. They are also the author of O–(ezekiel’s wife), a chapbook and audiobook collaboration from GASHER Journal and Press that features visual art by PSU alum Colleen Burner and sound art by Judy Twedt. C. R. received their MFA from Portland State University and Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from The University of Washington, Seattle. They are the creator and host of The Poetry Vlog (TPV), a YouTube and Podcast teaching and social justice channel; and their poems have been published in journals such as Poetry, FENCE, and [PANK].
Genevieve Hudson is the author of the novel Boys of Alabama. Their other books include the critical memoir A Little in Love with Everyone and Pretend We Live Here: Stories, which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist. They hold an MFA in fiction from Portland State University, and their work has appeared in ELLE, Oprah Magazine, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Bookforum, Bitch, Tin House, and other places. They have received fellowships from the Fulbright Program, MacDowell, Caldera Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. They are a Visiting Fiction Faculty member at Antioch University-Los Angeles’s MFA Program, a freelance writer, and also work in advertising. They graduated from the Portland State MFA program and live in Portland, Oregon.
Suman Mallick’s debut novel, The Black-Marketer’s Daughter, was a finalist for the Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize and is now available from Atmosphere Press. He has short stories forthcoming in The Gravity of The Thing and other publications. Suman is the Assistant Managing Editor of the quarterly literary magazine Under the Gum Tree, and received his MFA from Portland State University. He lives in Texas.