Ted HiebertTed Hiebert, Director
BFA, Visual Arts, University of Victoria
MFA, Art, University of Calgary
PhD, Humanities, Concordia University

Associate Professor Ted Hiebert is an interdisciplinary artist and a theorist of aesthetics and digital culture. He is the author of In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty and Postmodern Identity. Professional website:

Amaranth BorsukAmaranth Borsuk, Associate Director
BA, English, University of California, Los Angeles
MA, English, University of Southern California
PhD, Creative Writing and Literature, University of Southern California

Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (2012), winner of the 2011 Slope Poetry Prize, and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (2012), a book of augmented-reality poems. Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be issued in 2014 as an artist’s book and iPad app created by Ian Hatcher. Professional website:


Abraham-Avnisan-(1).pngAbe Avnisan, Artist-in-Residence
MFA, Art and Technology Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MFA, Poetry, Brooklyn College
BA, English Literature, University of Maryland, College Park

Abraham has presented and exhibited his work at the Libraries at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Vild med ORD literary festival in Aarhus, Denmark, the &NOW Conference of Innovative Writing, the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA), The Electronic Literature Organization conference, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Word Weekend event. His work has been published in the ISEA Symposium Proceedings, StonecutterThe Poetry Project NewsletterDrunken BoatNew Delta Review, and others. He is the recipient of the Rosen and Edes Foundation Semi-Finalist Fellowship for Emerging Artists and The School of the Art Institute’s New Artists Society Merit Scholarship.

Rebecca BrownRebecca Brown, Senior Artist-in-Residence
BA, English, George Washington University
MFA, Creative Writing, University of Virginia

Artist-in-Residence Rebecca Brown has is a writer, visual artist, performer and curator.  She published over a dozen books of fiction, essay, and hybrid forms and shown work in galleries in the US and Canada.  She has written for theater, opera and performance and collaborated with actors, dancers, musicians and painters to create texts for performance, installation and the page.  Her recent books are American Romances, The Last Time I Saw You, and The End of Youth.

Sarah DowlingSarah Dowling, Assistant Professor
BA, English, Bishop’s University
MA, English/Creative Writing, Temple University
PhD, English, University of Pennsylvania

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.

Jeanne HeuvingJeanne Heuving, Professor and Founding Director
BA, English and Creative Writing, Stanford University
MA, Creative Writing, University of Washington
PhD, English, University of Washington

Professor Jeanne Heuving’s cross genre work Incapacity won a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year Award for 2004, and she has recently published Transducer, a book of poetry. She has written widely on twentieth century innovative writing, including the book Omissions Are Not Accidents: Gender in the Art of Marianne Moore and her forthcoming manuscript, The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics.

Joe MilutisJoe Milutis, Associate Professor
BA, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
MA, Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PhD, Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Assistant Professor Joe Milutis is a writer and media artist, whose interdisciplinary work includes experimental narrative, experimental sound and radio, new media, and essays. He has published the exploratory prose work Ether: The Nothing That Connects Everything and multiple hybrid works. Professional website: 

Additional Thesis Advisors

Robert GluckRobert Glück
MA, Creative Writing, San Francisco State University

Robert Glück is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction, most recently Denny SmithJack the ModernistMargery Kempe, Elements of a Coffee Service, and Reader. His Poetry and fiction has been published in New Directions AnthologyBest New Gay Fiction 1988 and 1996, Best American Erotica 1996, The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction, and other anthologies. Critical articles have appeared in Poetics JournalThe London Times Literary SupplementArtforum International, and The Review of Contemporary Fiction.