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83 A Van Nu Po
Santa Fe, NM, 87508
United States

Mud City is an online literary journal promoting the ideals and vision of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA Program.


Managing editors

Marlena Gates & Trevino Brings Plenty

Poetry Staff

Trevino Brings Plenty, Lakota. Poet. Musician. He currently resides in Portland, OR.

Adrian Quintanar, a lifelong resident of Pomona, California, located in traditional Tongva territory, earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is currently a first year MFA candidate in Poetry at IAIA. When not reading or writing poetry, he enjoys reading all things examining indigeneity and colonization, both historical and contemporary. He has yet to be published, as he is practicing publication-celibacy until the time is right, and special--or at least until he becomes more skilled.  

Alison E Abraham

Carry Powers

Fiction Staff

Rowena Alegría is an award-winning reporter, editor, and columnist as well as mayoral speech writer and spokeswoman.  An adoptee, she has spent a lifetime trying to figure out where she fits and has only ever felt snug within the jagged white spaces of words on a page.  A candidate for an MFA in Fiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts with a degree expected May 2018, she's at work on a novel that plays with form and the history of the Southwest.  She lives in Denver.

Carla Crujido

Arielle Deaker

Chelsea Grogan

Lemanuel Loley

Dennis Staples

Nonfiction Staff

Marlena Gates is Maricopa, and a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe of Arizona. She was raised in and currently writes out of Stockton, California. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology and Anthropology from University of California, Davis and is currently an MFA candidate at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe. She is a writer of nonfiction and poetry, and her magazine editing experience spans across the last seven years. She is currently an Assistant Essay Editor at The Offing.

Rebecca Reuter

Andrea Roger-Henry

Amy White


Neda Spottedwolf

Faculty Advisors

Santee Frazier

Tommy Orange