Core Candidate Assistant Professor of Innovative Prose
Christopher David Rosales is from Paramount, CA. His first novel, Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper, won him the McNamara Creative Arts Grant. Rosales currently lives in Denver, where he is the fiction editor for SpringGun Press and a PhD candidate at DU. His second novel, Gods on the Lam, was published 2017 by Perpetual Motion Machine. His third novel, Word is Bone, is forthcoming from Broken River Books. He has taught or guest lectured at CU Boulder, MSU Denver, University of Denver, and UC Santa Cruz. Contact him at www.christopherrosales.com.
I am proud to be a part of a University that believes in educating the whole human: heart, body, and mind.
Christopher David Rosales is a journalist, novelist, screenwriter, editor, and musician. His work is informed by his continued scholarship in popular criminology, film studies, and hip hop theory and practice.
Namesake by Joan Fiset and Erasure by Percival Everett
I can't wait for that moment at Naropa. It's why I teach, and why I'm eager to begin teaching at Naropa.
My dissertation/next novel is in process. It's titled Paper Dolls Ride Shotgun, and it examines the parallels between the gangs of community intelligentsia on the streets of 90s L.A. and the gangs of academic intelligentsia in the halls of universities.