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Sequoia Nagamatsu

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in Ventura, CA , The United States
January 19, 1982

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Sequoia Nagamatsu is the author of the Japanese folklore and pop culture inspired story collection, Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). He is the managing editor of Psychopomp Magazine, a journal dedicated to genre-bending and innovative prose, and has taught literature, composition, and creative writing at The College of Idaho and Southern Illinois University where he received his MFA. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.


His work has appeared in publications such as Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, ZYZZYVA, The Bellevue Literary Review, Tin House's Open Bar, The Fairy Tale Review, Lightspeed Magazine, Redivider, Puerto Del Sol, Bat City Review, and anthologize
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Sequoia Nagamatsu Well, to some degree I don't really believe in writer's block. Writing will always be a journey of peaks and valleys. And those "low points" are often…moreWell, to some degree I don't really believe in writer's block. Writing will always be a journey of peaks and valleys. And those "low points" are often important periods for reflection, reading, and gaining perspective on what you've already done. When I'm in a valley, I read a lot. I watch films. And I work on other writing projects. (less)
Sequoia Nagamatsu I get to marry my imagination with the complexities of reality in a way that I hope illuminates universal/cultural/individual tensions for myself and…moreI get to marry my imagination with the complexities of reality in a way that I hope illuminates universal/cultural/individual tensions for myself and others. I have a background in anthropology, and writing has definitely fed this passion of trying to deconstruct identity, place, and community. Real talk: I get to surf YouTube and TVtropes.org and call it "research". (less)
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