Kaya Oakes’ memoir, Radical Reinvention, is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press in April of 2012. Her first nonfiction book, Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, was published by Henry Holt, and selected as a San Francisco Chronicle notable book in 2009. She’s also the author of a collection of poetry, Telegraph,which received the Transcontinental Poetry Prize from Pavement Saw Press.In 2002, Kaya co-founded Kitchen Sink Magazine, which received the Utne Independent Press Award for Best New Magazine in 2003. She edited and wrote for Kitchen Sink until it ended its print run in 2007. Since 1999, she’s taught writingat the University of California, Berkeley. She earned an MFA in creative writing at Saint Mary’s College. Kaya has been the recipient of teaching fellowships from the Mellon Faculty Institute and the Bay Area Writing Project, as well as writing awards from the Academy of American Poets.nShe’s also twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in nonfiction.
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