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

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Chee Brossy is a poet, fiction writer, and journalist living in Santa Fe. He received his BA in English from Dartmouth College, and is at work on his MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is Diné and originally from Lukachukai, Arizona.

Chee Brossy is a poet, fiction writer, and journalist living in Santa Fe. He received his BA in English from Dartmouth College, and is at work on his MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is Diné and originally from Lukachukai, Arizona.

Ruby Hansen Murray is an enrolled Osage living in the Lower Columbia River estuary. Her work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Wild in the Willamette, The Lake Rises, American Ghost: Poets on Life after Industry, The Salal Review, Oregon Humanities Magazine and National Public Radio. She has been awarded residencies at the Island Institute, Jentel and Playa. 

Ruby Hansen Murray is an enrolled Osage living in the Lower Columbia River estuary. Her work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Wild in the Willamette, The Lake Rises, American Ghost: Poets on Life after Industry, The Salal Review, Oregon Humanities Magazine and National Public Radio. She has been awarded residencies at the Island Institute, Jentel and Playa. 

Jeffrey Carnett is in the inaugural MFA class at IAIA in the genre of  Fiction Writing. He completed undergraduate studies in Biology, Medical Sciences and Chinese Language at the University of Hawaii and Des Moines University. He has worked at an English and Biology teacher in High Schools and Universities in Australia, Turkey, Hong Kong and the USA. He currently lives in Hong Kong.

Jeffrey Carnett is in the inaugural MFA class at IAIA in the genre of  Fiction Writing. He completed undergraduate studies in Biology, Medical Sciences and Chinese Language at the University of Hawaii and Des Moines University. He has worked at an English and Biology teacher in High Schools and Universities in Australia, Turkey, Hong Kong and the USA. He currently lives in Hong Kong.

Jo Phillip has been a farmer, a Peace Corps Volunteer, an editor, a copywriter, a columnist and a homeschooling mother to her son and daughter. She has had poetry published in Magnolia Journal and creative nonfiction in If Women Ruled the World: How to Create the World We Want to Live In. A first-year MFA student in fiction at IAIA, she is writing her first novel. Jo works as a writer/editor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. 

Jo Phillip has been a farmer, a Peace Corps Volunteer, an editor, a copywriter, a columnist and a homeschooling mother to her son and daughter. She has had poetry published in Magnolia Journal and creative nonfiction in If Women Ruled the World: How to Create the World We Want to Live In. A first-year MFA student in fiction at IAIA, she is writing her first novel. Jo works as a writer/editor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. 

Ira Thorpe Huff, Haudenosaunee, Hawk Clan, resides on the Tonawanda Seneca Nation near Buffalo, New York. He earned his BA in English & Textual Studies from Syracuse University and has begun work on his MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He currently works for the Tonawanda Seneca Nation, with his efforts focused toward cultural preservation and the empowerment of his fellow community members.

Ira Thorpe Huff, Haudenosaunee, Hawk Clan, resides on the Tonawanda Seneca Nation near Buffalo, New York. He earned his BA in English & Textual Studies from Syracuse University and has begun work on his MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He currently works for the Tonawanda Seneca Nation, with his efforts focused toward cultural preservation and the empowerment of his fellow community members.

Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp is a tribal member of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe of Ohlone Indians. He holds a BA in English Literature from California State University, San Bernardino, and received a Lannan Foundation Scholarship to attend the Institute of American Indian Arts Low-Residence MFA program in poetry. His poems have been published widely across the United States and the internet.

Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp is a tribal member of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe of Ohlone Indians. He holds a BA in English Literature from California State University, San Bernardino, and received a Lannan Foundation Scholarship to attend the Institute of American Indian Arts Low-Residence MFA program in poetry. His poems have been published widely across the United States and the internet.

Celeste Adame, Muckleshoot, is a lifelong student, a lover of words and is set to become the first person in her immediate family to get a Masters degree. Celeste writes what she knows or whatever her current obsession may be: basketball, love, women, Snoqualmie Falls, White Sands, Santa Fe, monsoons and missing numerous members of her family who've journeyed on. 

Celeste Adame, Muckleshoot, is a lifelong student, a lover of words and is set to become the first person in her immediate family to get a Masters degree. Celeste writes what she knows or whatever her current obsession may be: basketball, love, women, Snoqualmie Falls, White Sands, Santa Fe, monsoons and missing numerous members of her family who've journeyed on. 

b: william bearhart is a direct descendent of the St Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin and an MFA candidate in the Lo Rez program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work can be found in places like Cream City Review, inter|rupture, PANK, Tupelo Quarterly, and Yellow Medicine Review. 

b: william bearhart is a direct descendent of the St Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin and an MFA candidate in the Lo Rez program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work can be found in places like Cream City Review, inter|rupture, PANK, Tupelo Quarterly, and Yellow Medicine Review. 

Lee Roberts graduated in May from the first class of the Institute of American Art's low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing. Lee focused on Creative Nonfiction and is currently at work on a memoir. While at IAIA he studied with Melissa Febos, Chip Livingston, Elissa Washuta and Linda Hogan. He received his BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an editor at the Wall Street Journal.

Lee Roberts graduated in May from the first class of the Institute of American Art's low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing. Lee focused on Creative Nonfiction and is currently at work on a memoir. While at IAIA he studied with Melissa Febos, Chip Livingston, Elissa Washuta and Linda Hogan. He received his BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an editor at the Wall Street Journal.

Helga Schimkat lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but grew up on Long Island and lived in New York City for a few years. Helga is a candidate for an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and hopes to graduate in May 2016. She is studying creative nonfiction and was recently published in Hinchas de Poesia. Helga received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Helga Schimkat lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but grew up on Long Island and lived in New York City for a few years. Helga is a candidate for an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and hopes to graduate in May 2016. She is studying creative nonfiction and was recently published in Hinchas de Poesia. Helga received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Tommy Orange was born and raised in Oakland California. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He is a MacDowell Fellow, and has been published in the Yellow Medicine Review. He is currently working on a novel, and is set to graduate with an MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Tommy Orange was born and raised in Oakland California. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He is a MacDowell Fellow, and has been published in the Yellow Medicine Review. He is currently working on a novel, and is set to graduate with an MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is the author of My Body Is a Book of Rules, a memoir published by Red Hen Press. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Weeklings, Filter Literary Journal, and Third Coast. She serves as adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and nonfiction faculty for the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.  

Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is the author of My Body Is a Book of Rules, a memoir published by Red Hen Press. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Weeklings, Filter Literary Journal, and Third Coast. She serves as adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and nonfiction faculty for the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

 

A member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Santee Frazier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University. His collection of poems,Dark Thirty (2009), was published in the Sun Tracks series of the University of Arizona Press.

A member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Santee Frazier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University. His collection of poems,Dark Thirty (2009), was published in the Sun Tracks series of the University of Arizona Press.