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. His first book of poems, 'Dualities,' is forthcoming from Hobart's SF/LD books in early 2018. He has also been working on a novel for a very long time.