Joanna Rose

Joanna Rose

Associate Fellow at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters

Joanna Rose is the author of the award-winning novel Little Miss Strange (Algonquin Books).  Other work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Story Magazine, Artisan Journal, Northern Lights, Oregon Humanities, High Desert Journal, VoiceCatcher, and Portland Review and the anthologies The Night and The Rain and The River and Brave on the Page  (Forest Avenue Press). Her poetry has appeared in Windfall,  Bellingham Review,  Cloudbank, and the on-line journals 2Grlz Review, and  Four and Twenty. Her essay, "That Thing With Feathers," was honored as Notable in 2015 Best American Essays. Her novel, A Small Crowd of Strangers, is forthcoming from Forest Avenue press in Fall 2020.

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The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters opposes the legitimation of bigotry, hate, and misinformation. As a studio for writers, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We embrace and celebrate our shared pursuit of literature and languages as essential to crossing the boundaries of difference. To that end, we seek to maintain a creative environment in which every employee, faculty member, and student feels safe, respected, and comfortable — even while acknowledging that poems, stories, and essays delve into uncomfortable subjects. We accept the workshop as a place to question ourselves and to empathize with complex identities. We understand that to know the world is to write the world. Therefore, we reaffirm our commitment to literary pursuits and shared understanding by affirming diversity and open inquiry.