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Stewart David Ikeda is author of the award-winning novel, What the Scarecrow Said  (HarperCollins-Regan Books).


His work has been widely anthologized in such collections as Voices of the Xiled (Doubleday/Main Street Books), Yellow Light (Temple University Press), Mixed (WW Norton), the Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction, and others.

Ikeda's short fiction, poetry, commentaries, and creative non-fiction also appear in a variety of literary publications, newspapers, and online venues -- among these, Story, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Pacific Citizen, The Minetta Review, The Gallatin Review, and A Different Drummer

Ikeda has received two Avery & Jules Hopwood Awards, was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and has been featured in media, conferences, and special presentations nationwide.


He earned an MFA in Writing from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and has taught writing and literature at the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin - Madison, and Boston College, as well as in visiting roles at colleges, bookstores, and community centers across the U.S.

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