M. N. Hanson is a pragmatic rebel, a creative problem solver, and a curator of words who builds content for print and the web. Other available services include ghostwriting, technical/grant writing, data collection and analysis, and editing.
The Ugly Iowan was the title of a now-defunct arts and lit publication at the University of Iowa in the early 1960s.
Education and Training
MFA – Writing, 2012, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BA – English, Cinema and Comparative Literature, 2009, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Irish Writing Program, 2008, Dublin, Ireland
“On Flying,” vignette. Bell, Jessica et al ed. Vine Leaves. Issue #5. 18 January 2013. <http://www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/issue-05-jan-2013.html>
“Herbert Hackerstock’s Last Day,” short story in five parts. Barnhart, Ben et al ed. Revolver. Minneapolis, MN. 2 November 2012. <http://www.around-around.com/herbert-hackerstocks-last-day>
“Slender Man,” short story. Pelayo, Cynthia ed. Gothic Blue Book: Revenge Edition. Burial Day Books, Chicago, IL. 16 October 2012. <http://www.burialday.com/2012/09/24/gothic-blue-book-revenge-edition-contributors/>
“The Derelict,” short story. Campfire Stories. Burial Day, 19 August 2012. <http://www.burialday.com/2012/08/19/campfire-stories-2/>
“Purgatory,” poem. Burningword. Issue 63, July 2012. <http://burningword.com/2012/07/purgatory/>
“Drinking Game for a Poetry Reading,” prose poem. Asinine Poetry. 15 March 2012. <http://www.asininepoetry.com/issues/view/27/7>
“A Love Letter to Libraries Large and Small,” essay. The Reading. Read/Write Library, Chicago, IL. 10 March 2012. <http://readwritelibrary.org/contributors/mn-hanson>
NETCAFE, Division|Collective. November 2011. <http://netescapeproject.blogspot.com>
“The Squatter,” short story. Pelayo, Cynthia, ed. Gothic Blue Book. Burial Day, Chicago, IL. 10 October 2011. <http://www.burialday.com/gothic-blue-book/>
Other Industry Work
AWP Conference volunteer, Chicago, 2012
Minnesota State Book Fair volunteer, Saint Paul, 2012
Reading, research, filmmaking, film history, sound design, painting, sending postcards to strangers, mythology, etymology, linguistics, musical performance, and string arts.