Author Visit: Dualities by Jason Phoebe Rusch
Celebrate National Poetry Month as we welcome Jason Phoebe Rusch to read from his first book, Dualities.
Jason Phoebe Rusch is an essayist, poet and fiction writer with a BA in history from Princeton University and an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writing Program, where he received Hopwood awards in screenwriting and non-fiction as well as the Chamberlain award in creative writing for short fiction. His screenplay Banana Rat was a finalist in the 2010 Zoetrope Contest and his play ¾ of a Mass for St. Vivian, which premiered at the Kennedy Center and ran at the D.C. Theater Alliance, was nominated for a Helen Hayes award. He has taught composition at the University of Michigan as well as creative writing at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Bisou Bisou Haiti. Most recently, he has been awarded a 2017 fellowship from the Luminarts foundation.
Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.