Trained as a Roman historian at Princeton, Oxford, and Stanford, Dan-el Padilla Peralta is Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University and the author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (Penguin Press, 2015).
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Amy Shearn is the author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn (Touchstone Books, 2013) and How Far Is the Ocean from Here (Crown Books, 2008). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, The L Magazine, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota.
A look at collaborative writing projects with Shelly Oria, author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (FSG, 2014), and Nelly Reifler, author of Elect H. Mouse State Judge (Faber & Faber, 2013) and See Through (Simon & Schuster, 2003). Shelly teaches at Pratt Institute. Nelly teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
11/18: Olivia Worden & Rachel Simon on social justice in the classroom
12/16: Marguerite Maria Rivas, widely regarded as the de facto Poet Laureate of Staten Island