Barrett Swanson

Barrett Swanson is the 2016–2017 Halls Emerging Artist Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He is the recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and his short fiction and essays have been distinguished as notable in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and The Best American Essays.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

On Commuting

Barrett Swanson confuses and elucidates the act of commuting, while drawing on his own experiences of life and travel....


Act Naturally: Pretentiousness, Coolness, and Culture
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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