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Press & Press Kit

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Recent Features and Appearances

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  • SHORT WORK TOOLBOX | Loft Literary Center

  • POETRY CAMP | Society of Young Inklings 

  • "WHEN THE UNITED STATED DENIED MY AUNT'S ATTENDANCE TO MY WEDDING" in "We the People" Exhibition at Denler gallery March 19th-April 9th

  • "Publishing Stories" panel guest at Hamline University​

  • Lecturer at Hamline MFAC alumni weekend of "Innovation: What Can Land an Agent, Editor, Book Reviews, etc."

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Collectives/Collaborating Artist/Editor/INSTRUCTOR

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Short Bio 

 Press Kit

Ari Tison is an award-winning Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) American poet, essayist, educator, autoethnographer, and author of YA hybrid novel SAINTS OF THE HOUSEHOLD (2023) + Untitled YA (TBD) with FSG/BFYR. She is also forthcoming in anthologies including Latine YA anthology OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS with Algonquin Young Readers (2022). Her poetry and essays have been published in various literary journals including POETRY's first issue for young people. She has her MFA from Hamline University and teaches creative writing. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Long Bio

Ari Tison is a Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) American poet, essayist, autoethnographer, and author of YA hybrid novel SAINTS OF THE HOUSEHOLD (2023) + Untitled YA (TBD) with FSG/BFYR. She is also forthcoming in a Latine YA anthology OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS with Algonquin Young Readers (2022). Her poetry for children has been featured in POETRY's first ever edition for young people, and her work for adults has been published in Rock & Sling, Yellow Medicine, and The Under Review. She has her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University where she was the winner of the 2018 Vaunda Micheaux Nelson award for a BIPOC writer from Lerner Publishing. She's the annual broadside editor for Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop in collaboration with the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts. She teaches creative writing at the Loft Literary Center and as an adjunct professor. Ari is a Bribri language learner and story-keeper. She's represented by Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties and lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her musician and educator husband and assortment of plants.

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