Brynn Saito, MA, MFA Brynn Saito

Director of Center for Writing and Scholarship

Adjunct Lecturer
Masters of Fine Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies

Brynn Saito, MA, MFA, is the author of the book of poems, The Palace of Contemplating Departure, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press. She received her BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley, her MA in religious studies from New York University and her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. As an educator, Brynn is interested in writing and art-making as political and spiritual practices that integrate one's being and give voice to unspoken desires—both individual and collective. She is the recipient of a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Fellowship, the Poets 11 award from the San Francisco Public Library, and the Key West Literary Seminar's Scotti Merrill Memorial Award. 

Brynn's first collection of poetry was a finalist for the 2013 Northern California Book Award and the Milt Kessler Poetry Award. She also co-authored, with Traci Brimhall, Bright Power, Dark Peace, a chapbook of poetry from Diode Editions (2013). Brynn was born and raised in the Central Valley of California to a Korean American mother and a Japanese American father. Her poetry has been anthologized by Helen Vendler and Ishmael Reed; it has also appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Hayden’s Ferry ReviewNinth LetterPleiades, and Drunken Boat. In January, 2014, Brynn served as the Kundiman Writer-In-Residence at Sierra Nevada College. Her second book of poems will be published in the Spring of 2016. 

For more information, visit www.brynnsaito.com

THE PALACE OF CONTEMPLATING DEPARTURE was the winner of the 2011 Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press.


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The chapbook, BRIGHT POWER, DARK PEACE, co-written with Traci Brimhall, was the winner of Diode Editions' 2013 chapbook prize. Read more about our collaboration here.


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Bachelor's Degree Completion Program Faculty

Sara Maria Acevedo Sara Maria Acevedo
Adjunct Instructor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, Temple University ,
BA, Universidad de Salamanca,
David Belden David Belden
Adjunct Lecturer,
D Phil, University of Oxford ,
BA, Oxford University,
Mordecai Cohen Ettinger Mordecai Cohen Ettinger
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, New College of California ,
BA, McGill University,
Axil Cricchio Axil Cricchio
Adjunct Lecturer,
MA, BA, California State University, Monterey Bay,
Michelle Eng Michelle Eng
Dean,
Dean, Continuing Studies
Monique LeSarre Monique LeSarre
Adjunct Lecturer,
Adjunct Lecturer, Transformative Inquiry Department
PsyD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Isabel Garcia-Gonzales Isabel Garcia-Gonzales
Lecturer,
MFA, Mills College,
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Marisa Handler
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, University of Iowa,
BA, University of California, Berkeley,
Yue Ming Huang
Program Coordinator, Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
Kathy Littles Kathy Littles
Dean,
Director,
PhD, University of California, Davis,
Claudia Lodia Claudia Lodia
Adjunct Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies
Kai Lundgren-Williams Kai Lundgren-Williams
Adjunct Senior Lecturer ,
Adjunct Senior Lecturer , Interdisciplinary Studies
PhD, Binghamton University ,
Alec MacLeod Alec MacLeod
Professor,
MFA, Stanford University,
BA, Hampshire College,
Charlotte María Sáenz Charlotte María Sáenz
Senior Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
EdM, Harvard University,
Jessa Brie Moreno Jessa Brie Moreno
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Amanda Morrison Amanda Morrison
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, San Jose State University,
Sandra M. Pacheco Sandra M. Pacheco
Associate Professor,
PhD, MS, University of California, Santa Cruz,
BA, California State University, Los Angeles,
Brynn Saito Brynn Saito
Director of Center for Writing and Scholarship,
Adjunct Lecturer, Masters of Fine Arts
Sara Salazar Sara Salazar
Lecturer,
Adjunct Lecturer, Women's Spirituality
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Sonya Shah Sonya Shah
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
MFA, Art Institute of Chicago,
BA, Brown University,
Jesus Solorio Jesus Solorio
Adjunct Lecturer , School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Nick Walker Nick Walker
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Kerri Welch Kerri Welch
Adjunct Lecturer, Integrative Health Studies
Adjunct Lecturer, Philosophy and Religion Department
PhD, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Zara Zimbardo Zara Zimbardo
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,

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