Kaya Oakes

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

Emeryville, CA 94608

Author's Bio

Kaya Oakes' nonfiction book, Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, was published by Henry Holt in 2009. Her memoir, Radical Reinvention, is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press in July, 2012. Her collection of poetry, Telegraph, received the Transcontinental Poetry Prize from Pavement Saw Press. Her poems have appeared in Volt, Conduit, Tarpaulin Sky, Coconut, MiPoesias, Parthenon West Review and numerous other journals. She has twice been a Pushcart nominee and has been the recipient of grants and awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Mellon Foundation, and the Bay Area Writing Project. Born and raised in Oakland, California, she teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Books:
Radical Reinvention (Counterpoint Press, 2012)
,
Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture (Henry Holt, 2009)
Journals:
Make/Shift
,
MiPOesias
,
Sawbuck
,
Verse Daily

Poetry

Journals:
Clutch
,
Coconut Poetry
, ,
Eratica
,
Kitchen Sink Magazine
,
nidus
,
Parthenon West Review
,
Rooms
,
Shampoo
, ,
Taint
, ,
Volt
Prizes won: 

San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book, 2009
LargeHeartedBoy best nonfiction, 2009
Mellon Faculty Institute Fellowship
Academy of American Poets Prize
Pushcart nomination in nonfiction

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Oakland
Raised in: 
Oakland, CA
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Last update: Apr 29, 2012