Fall Convergence 2018 - Presenter Bios

Presenter Bios


Abraham-Avnisan.pngAbraham Avnisan is an experimental writer and new media artist whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text, and code. He holds an M.F.A in Poetry from Brooklyn College and an M.F.A. in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Abraham is a fulltime Artist-in-Residence at University of Washington Bothell.​




Barry.jpgColleen Louise Barry is an artist and writer based in Seattle, WA. She runs the interdisciplinary projects Mount Analogue and Gramma and is published widely. You can see more here: www.mount-analogue.com / gramma.press / and on IG @colleenlouisebarry .





Behar.jpgKatherine Behar is an interdisciplinary artist who studies gender and labor in contemporary digital culture. Associate Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College, CUNY, Behar is the editor of Object-Oriented Feminism, author of Bigger than You: Big Data and Obesity, and coeditor of And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art

Photo by Dominique Murray Photography

steven-photo.jpgSteven Dunn is the author of two novels, Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky 2016) and water & power (Tarpaulin Sky 2018). Potted Meat was a finalist for the 2017 Colorado Book Award and shortlisted for Granta's Best of Young American Novelists. His work can be found in Columbia Journal, Granta, and Best Small Fictions 2018. He was born and raised in West Virginia. 

D-Dutton-by-Bill-Adams-do-not-crop.jpgDanielle Dutton is the author of Margaret the FirstSPRAWL, and Attempts at a Life. Her writing has also appeared in Harper’sBOMB, The Paris Review, The White Review, etc. She is co-founder and editor the feminist press Dorothy, a publishing project. Born and raised in California, Dutton now lives in St. Louis with her husband and son.

Photo by Bill Adams


Hogan.jpgDylan Hogan is a UW Bothell alumnus who was born in Washington, DC. In December of 2015 he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Washington College on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He moved to Shoreline, Washington, in August of 2016 to pursue his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. Through the program, he facilitated a creative writing workshop for the guests at the St. James Cathedral Kitchen, which serves dinner free of charge to over 700 homeless and low-income people every week. He graduated from UWB in June of 2018. Since then, he has worked as the Administrative Coordinator for Social Outreach and Advocacy at St. James Cathedral. He now lives in Seattle in the Brighton neighborhood with three roommates and a dog.

Podesva.jpgKristina Podesva is an artist, writer, and publisher working between criticism, experimental writing, visual art, and publishing. She is currently Editor and Publisher at B R U N A press + archive in Bellingham, WA. For ten years, she edited the contemporary art journal Fillip and has co-edited Institutions by Artists: Volume 1100% VancouverTradition versus Modernity, and the inaugural issue of Sur, an experimental arts magazine published in Mexico City. Her artwork has appeared at Artspeak (Vancouver), Darling Foundry (Montreal), Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver), No Soul for Sale at the Tate (London), Dorsky Gallery (Long Island City), and the Power Plant (Toronto), among others. In addition, her publication-based art has appeared in various books and catalogues. She has taught at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Emily Carr University in Vancouver, and at the Malmö Art Academy in Sweden. 

Reddy-(1).jpgSrikanth Reddy is the author of Voyager, which was named one of the best books of poetry in 2011 by The New Yorker, The Believer, and National Public Radio.  His previous collection, Facts for Visitors, won the 2005 Asian American Literary Award for Poetry.  A book of literary criticism, Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.  His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Capital Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in fall 2015, he delivered the Bagley Wright Lectures in Poetry.  A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the doctoral program in English at Harvard University, he is currently an Associate Professor of English at the University of Chicago.

Lytle Shaw’s books include Frank O'Hara: The Poetics of Coterie (2006), The Moiré Effect (2012), Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics (2013) and Narrowcast: Poetry and Audio Research (2018).  He is a founding contributing editor for Cabinet magazine and a professor of English at New York University. 

DaoStrom1.jpgDao Strom is an artist whose work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of two books of fiction and the experimental memoir We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People + music album East/West (2015). Her bilingual poetry book, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else, was published by the Hanoi-based AJAR Press in 2018. Her work has received support from the Creative Capital Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and others. She is the editor of diaCRITICS and co-founder of the arts collective She Who Has No Master(s). 


Tagle.JPGThea Quiray Tagle is a writer, scholar, teacher and curator whose research broadly investigates socially engaged art and site-specific performance; visual cultures of violence; urban redevelopment schemes; and grassroots responses to political crises across multiple scales. She is a full-time faculty member in American and Ethnic Studies; Gender Women and Sexuality Studies; and the MA in Cultural Studies at UW Bothell. Thea recently curated two shows, AFTER LIFE (what remains) and Queer Value, for The Alice Gallery in Seattle, WA. theaquiraytagle.com



Witek.jpgTerri Witek is the author of 6 books of poems, most recently The Rape Kit, winner of the 2017 Slope Editions Prize judged by Dawn Lundy Martin. Her poetry often traces the breakages between words and images.  She directs Stetson University's Sullivan creative writing program and with Brazilian visual artist Cyriaco Lopes teaches Poetry in the Expanded Field in Stetson's low-residency MFA of the Americas.   terriwitek.com