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Cyrus Cassells, Poet, Translator

Cyrus Cassells is the author of a number of collections of poetry, including the National Poetry Series winning The Mud Actor (1982), Soul Make a Path through Shouting (1994), which won the William Carlos Williams Prize and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Beautiful Signor (1997), which won a Lambda Literary Award, More Than Peace and Cypresses (2004), and The…
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Pardiss Kebriaei, Writer

Pardiss Kebriaei is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Her work focuses on challenging government abuses post-9/11, including in the areas of “targeted killing“ and unjust detentions at Guantánamo and in the federal system. Kebriaei joined CCR from the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she focused on international human rights litigation, and is an adjunct lecturer…
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Cecilia Ballí, Writer

Cecilia Ballí is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. She has written and lectured extensively on the U.S.-Mexican borderlands, gender and violence, Latino culture, and narrative writing. Ballí is the co-author of No Place for Children: Voices from Juvenile Detention and her story “Calderón’s War: The gruesome legacy of Mexico” appeared…
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Don Waters, Writer

Don Waters is the author of Sunland, a novel, and the story collection, Desert Gothic, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. His fiction has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize, Best of the West, and New Stories from the Southwest. A frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, he’s also written for the New York Times Book Review, Outside,…
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