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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 is a first-year MFA student in poetry at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is currently working on poems of ritual, where political engages spiritual. Further focuses are domestic surrealism, writing in persona, and de-colonizing the English language. She has been published in Faultline, Parallax, and plain china, Bennington College'e national undergraduate literary anthology, for which she also served as a poetry editor. She resides in Santa Fe and at the school library. 

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 is an MFA student of creative nonfiction at the Institute for American Indian Arts. She is currently working on a mother/daughter travel memoir that takes place in Cuba. Her work has been published in Ravens Chronicles, and in Twelve Voices, a memoir anthology as part of the University of Washington memoir certificate program. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Reuter currently resides with her husband and two cats in Seattle WA.

Andrea Roger-Henry is a citizen of The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She grew up in Tulsa, the artistic spawn of Larry Clark and S.E. Hinton. She has three daughters and one husband. She currently is lucky to teach art to wonderful middle school girls in a public school in Fort Worth, Texas. Andrea is a student in the IAIA Low Rez  MFA program where she is working (and working) on fiction, specifically, a collection of short stories about Indians and Monsters. 

Amy White is a mother of one and of Odawa, Ojibwe and Pottawatomi descent, in Bkejwanong Territory (Walpole Island, Ontario.) She has written two plays, Keweyani and Skin of Water, the latter was published in Exile the Literary Quarterly. She is currently working on her MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts and assists with the online student journal, Mud City.


Neda Spottedwolf

Faculty Advisors

Santee Frazier

Tommy Orange