The Kerouac Project



Glendaliz Camacho

Glendaliz Camacho is a 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee and 2015 Write A House Finalist. She has earned residencies at Jentel, Caldera, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Hedgebrook, and Lanesboro Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Anderson Center. She is an alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) fiction workshops and the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop. She is a recipient of a Money For Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant.

Her work appears in The Female Complaint: Tales of Unruly Women (Shade Mountain Press), All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press), The Brooklyn Rail, The Butter, and Kweli Journal, among others.

Glendaliz is working on a short story collection that delves into the struggle to define and pursue personal freedom. She is also writing a novel loosely set in the Caribbean pre-Conquest and a musical set in the world of independent pro-wrestling.


Lily Brooks-Dalton

Lily Brooks-Dalton’s first novel, Good Morning, Midnight, was recently published by Random House in August 2016. Her previous book, the memoir Motorcycles I’ve Loved, was an Oregon Book Award finalist. She has an MFA in fiction from Portland State University.

Currently, Lily lives wherever her truck is parked as she travels around North America and works on her next book.


Shasta Grant

Shasta Grant is the author of Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home, a chapbook forthcoming from Split Lip Press, and the 2016 SmokeLong Quarterly Kathy Fish Fellow. Winner of the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest, judged by Ann Patchett, her stories and essays have appeared in cream city review, Epiphany, Hobart, Pithead Chapel, wigleaf, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and divides her time between Singapore and Indianapolis.


Jacob Shores-Arguello

Jacob Shores-Arguello is a Costa Rican-American poet, fiction writer, and translator. He is the author of In The Absence of Clocks, which was awarded the 2011 Crab Orchard Series Open Competition. Jacob is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Ukraine, the Dzanc Books ILP International Literature Award, The Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown, and the Djerassi Resident Artist’s Fellowship. He is currently completing his second book of poetry, Paraíso. His work appears in Guernica, Indiana Review, and The New Yorker.

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