贾斯汀在灯火通明的房子里
贾斯汀在灯火通明的房子里

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贾斯汀  纳什

•特拉华州士麦那
贾斯汀 纳什 ’21 was a runner-up for a national prize for undergraduate nonfiction 在九州娱乐官网读大一的时候.

贾斯汀 submitted an essay he wrote for his Introduction to Creative Writing class with James Hall, associate professor of English and director of the Rose O’Neill Literary 房子. In December 2019 贾斯汀 heard that “Moments Suggesting this Body Does Not Always Belong to Me” was a runner-up for the 2018 Norton Writer’s Prize. 他的一系列作品 of 29 vignettes—was published on Norton’s website later that spring.

“I was trying to compile a list of moments when I felt restricted or didn’t have full control of what I was doing or had to conduct myself in a way that I wasn’t comfortable 他解释道. “Through the order of them, I wanted to create a narrative of 身体的自主权.”

评委们印象深刻. “Using an innovative form, imagery, and dialogue, the writer creates an evocative piece that helps readers reflect on bodies, identity, and control,” 他的录取通知书上写着.

Flash forward to his senior year and 贾斯汀’s resumé has only grown more elite. 从 interning with the prestigious Copper Canyon Press, which was part of his Cater Society for Junior Fellows research project exploring how public funding allowed non-profit publishing to differ from corporate, to being hired as a consultant at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA after a summer internship, 贾斯汀 is excelling in 所有领域的编辑和出版.

As an intern for the Fine Arts Work Center 贾斯汀 worked closely with 24PearlStreet, FAWC’s online workshop program, supporting famous writers and visual artists who taught online classes, and gained experience with outreach and donor management for the program.

Now as a consultant for the Fine Arts Work Center, 贾斯汀 is helping develop a new online learning platform, a project that was in the works before the COVID-19 outbreak and has since moved to the forefront of the nonprofit’s priorities. pearlstreet 24日的 website you will find that this fall their classes are on hiatus as the team focuses on creating a platform that allows students “to focus on their writing—not the technology 他们使用.”

贾斯汀 is a key player in this mission, using his prior experience with web design and educational workshops like 九州娱乐官网’s Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference 在网站管理员和项目经理之间架起一座桥梁.

On campus 贾斯汀 has taken leadership positions in just about every campus publication 在他的四年中. 贾斯汀目前是《九州娱乐官网》的主编 literary journal, where he is navigating publishing virtually and creating a way to make the upcoming 10th anniversary of Collegian’s move from newsprint to bound book 特别.

“Putting together the first issue of The Collegian is what has made me the happiest (到目前为止).” 贾斯汀 said in reference to being Editor-in-Chief, “The staff issue is a trial run to make sure the team knows what to do and learns to depend on each other, 但它总是很好地结合在一起. 第32期.我担心出了什么事 to fall apart—out of my own anxiety—but the day it was published I read it all the way from the editor’s note to the end and it was so exciting. 那个星期五的早晨 看到它上线让我很开心.”

问题32.1 is the first student issue of the year and can be found online at collegian.po-erotik.com. 贾斯汀’s editor’s note describes that the issue “contains works of visual art, poetry, and prose that plumb the depths of hope, loneliness, fear, identity, and companionship.”

To encompass all that 贾斯汀 has learned over the past four years, his Senior Capstone “体验”和“你能想象吗?? 《九州娱乐官网》 Poetics,” confronts the incredible proliferation of poets writing around sexuality in recent years who are completely untethered from landmark traumas like the AIDS 危机. Where older queer poets have tended to focus on grief, longing, and guilt, he argues this new crop can’t be pinned down—writing in and around as many spaces 因为他们有了新发现的居住潜力. 的少数共同点之一 poets is a marked use of the second person, which 贾斯汀 will be close reading as an indicator and effect of this quantum, uncertain potential.


贾斯汀的四年计划

第一年

最喜欢的课程 ENG 494:专题:诗歌和书籍艺术

Poetry and Book Arts was likely the most formative class I’ve taken here at Washington 大学. It exposed me to poetry and writing as a structure and an art form in a way 我认为这是其他地方无法复制的.

第二年

九州娱乐官网 出版社实习

This internship provided me with the experience of working for a real literary press and allowed me to learn many facets of the publishing world. 完成实习 in my sophomore year taught me everything I needed to go on and intern at Copper Canyon Press—one of the largest literary publishers in the country—the following summer.

三年级

九州娱乐官网 用会议

 This year I’m looking forward to attending the Association of Writers and Writing 计划(AWP)会议在圣安东尼奥. 过去两年我一直在AWP always a great chance to immerse yourself in writing and literature.

年4

期待高级顶点经验

Working with professors Kimberly Andrews (English), Alicia Kozma (CMS), and Julie Wills (Art), I’m thinking about two potential topics: “Queer Anti-Structure: Formal and Generic Negation in the Work of Queer Artists,” and “Ableism in Focus: Disabling 和脱离肉体的认知方式.“在第一种情况下,我们如何评估和分类 由否定定义的作品? 在第二种情况下,我们如何知道事物 outside bodily experience and how does that change when we aren’t able-bodied?