Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

Hugo House teachers are at the core of our goal to help writers become better writers. Our teachers are writers; they are selected on the basis of their active engagement in the literary world as well as their love of teaching.

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    Reginald Kent

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    Saba Keramati

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    Rachel Kessler

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    Rachel Kessler and Corinne Manning

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    Rachel Kessler and Roberto Ascalon

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    Porochista Khakpour

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    Rachel Khong

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    Kalehua Kim

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    Kamal Kimball

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    Savannah Kinzer

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    Bharti Kirchner

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    Nari Kirk

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    Binnie Kirshenbaum

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    Katie Kitamura

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    Alyse Knorr

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    Brenna Kocam

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    Kim Kogane

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    E.J. Koh

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    Jacqueline Kolosov

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    Jacqueline Kolosov

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    Katinka Kraft

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    Nancy Kress

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    Megan Kruse

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    JASON KUEHNER

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Reginald Kent

REGINALD KENT holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and is M.F.A candidate in the prose track. Reggie has been published in The Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore and has work featured in The Best Asian Short Stories 2022 collection. His work focuses on diaspora, queer forms, and the gay experience.

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Saba Keramati

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Saba Keramati is a poet, editor, and educator from California. Her work appears or is forthcoming in AGNI, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Margins, and other publications. She is the poetry editor for Sundog Lit. Go to www.sabakeramati.com for more information.

Twitter: @sabzi_k

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Rachel Kessler

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Rachel Kessler and Corinne Manning

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Rachel Kessler and Roberto Ascalon

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Porochista Khakpour

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Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong is a writer living in San Francisco. Her debut novel, Goodbye, Vitamin, won the 2017 California Book Award for First Fiction, and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for First Fiction. From 2011 to 2016, she was the managing editor and then executive editor of Lucky Peach magazine. With Lucky Peach, she also edited a cookbook about eggs, called All About Eggs. Her second novel, Real Americans, is forthcoming from Knopf in 2024.

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Kalehua Kim

Kalehua Kim is a poet living in the Seattle area. Born of Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, and Portuguese descent, her multicultural background informs much of her work. A finalist for the James Welch Prize for Indigenous Poetry, her poems have appeared in Poetry NorthwestCalyx, and ‘Ōiwi, A Native Hawaiian Journal

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Kamal Kimball

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Savannah Kinzer

Savannah Kinzer, activist and actor, is proud to co-write and perform this timely piece of theater for the Women of Iran. After a hiatus from theater, she is proud to be back taking acting classes at Freehold theater and actively pursuing stage/film opportunities in Seattle. She plays Ava. 

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Bharti Kirchner

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Nari Kirk

Nari Kirk holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of New Mexico. She has published work in Hobart, Plume, the anthology All the Women in My Family Sing, and elsewhere.

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Binnie Kirshenbaum

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Katie Kitamura

Katie Kitamura‘s most recent novel, A Separation, was a finalist for the Premio Gregor von Rezzori and a New York Times Notable Book. It was named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications and translated into sixteen languages, and is being adapted for film. Her two previous novels, Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, were both finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Santa Maddalena Foundation, Katie has written for publications including The New York TimesThe GuardianGranta, BOMB Magazine, Triple Canopy, and Frieze. She teaches in the creative writing program at New York University.

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Alyse Knorr

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Brenna Kocam

Brenna Bruce captures a folk sound that makes you nostalgic for voices from the past. Moved by the honest writing and soothing melodies of Americana, she is inspired by the universality of telling stories through song and sound. She has one of those voices that captures all of the air in the room, leaving the listeners stunned, curious, and viscerally connected to the present moment.

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Kim Kogane

Kim Kogane is a multi-passionate artist who aspires to write the kind of book you might like to buy at the airport. She dives deeply inward, exploring the depths of self through her work. When she’s not writing, you can find her developing conscious marketing strategies for brands, teaching barre, or exploring with her dog, Cauchy.

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E.J. Koh

E. J. Koh is the author of the memoir The Magical Language of Others (Tin House Books, 2020), Washington State Book Award Winner, Pacific Northwest Book Award Winner, Association of Asian American Studies Book Award Winner, and PEN Open Book Award Longlist. Koh is the author of the poetry collection A Lesser Love (Louisiana State U. Press, 2017), Pleiades Editors Prize for Poetry Winner. She is the co-translator of Yi Won’s poetry collection The World’s Lightest Motorcycle (Zephyr Press, 2021) and the librettist for the opera adaptation of Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden supported by Opera America. Koh is the recipient of the 2022 Artistic Achievement Award from the Korean American Coalition. Koh has received fellowships from the American Literary Translators Association, MacDowell, and Kundiman. Her poems, stories, and translations have appeared in AGNI, The Atlantic, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Poetry, Slate, World Literature Today, and elsewhere. Koh earned her MFA at Columbia University in New York for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. Koh is a PhD candidate at the University of Washington in English Literature studying Korean American literature, history, and film. Her debut novel The Liberators is forthcoming fall 2023. 

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Jacqueline Kolosov

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Jacqueline Kolosov

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Katinka Kraft

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Nancy Kress

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Megan Kruse

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JASON KUEHNER