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Far from Los Catrachos

Roy Guzman is in his third and final year of the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota. A passionate poet, he uses his experience from his homeland roots in Honduras and his journey of understanding queerness to write and create social change.
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Fantasy, Fiction, and the Self

Jordan Thomas is in his third and final year of the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota. He is a winner of the $10,000 Minnesota State Arts Board grant in literature. He strives to bring the discussion of mental illness to light within the black community, by the power of words and his memoir-in-progress.
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Important Dialogue through Wit

Carolyn Byrne is a third year graduate student in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota. Her writing interest lies in critiquing the power structures and hierarchies our societies abide by. Byrne is a former Department of Defense employee, and her stories draw from this experience, as well as from the work of various other writers. Most recently, Byrne has been reading and admiring the work of Jhumpa Lahiri.

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