Rutkowski, Thaddeus 1954-
Rutkowski, Thaddeus 1954-
Born October 23, 1954, in Kingston, PA; son of B. Richard and Chia-In Rutkowski; married Randi Hoffman, February 7, 1999; children: Shay. Ethnicity: "Asian American." Education: Cornell University, B.F.A., B.A., 1976; Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1977; attended Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1992-94.
Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA, New York, NY, instructor, 1999—. Asian American Writers' Workshop, instructor, 2001-03; Pace University, New York, NY, instructor, 2003-04; Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY, instructor, 2004-05; also works as newspaper copy editor; gives readings from his works at reading spaces and on media programs; spoken-word pieces appear on the compact discs Family Affairs, Nuyorican Symphony, and Owen Wister Review.
PEN, Authors Guild, National Book Critics Circle.
Selected for New York Poets Live Festival at Literatur Werkstatt, Berlin, Germany, 1995; editor's choice award, Jabberwock, 1997; Pushcart Prize nominations, 1998, 2004, 2005; writing fellow at Yaddo, Dorset Colony, MacDowell Colony, Cummington Community of the Arts, Ragdale Foundation, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Beautiful Youth (poetry chapbook), Talent House Press (Talent, OR), 1994.
Basic Training (poetry chapbook), March Street Press (Greensboro, NC), 1996.
Journey to the Center of My Id (poetry chapbook), Linear Arts (Siaconset, MA), 1997.
Roughhouse (novel), Kaya Production (New York, NY), 1999.
Tetched (novel), Behler Publications (Lake Forest, CA), 2005.
Contributor to How Did They Do That?, Morrow (New York, NY), and other collections, including Up Is Up but So Is Down: The New York Downtown Literary Scene 1974-1992, New York University Press (New York, NY); The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Thunder's Mouth Press (New York, NY); Unbearables, Autonomedia (Williamsburg, NY), The Naughty Brits: Columns from Nerve.com, Crown (New York, NY), and Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images, Coffee House (Minneapolis, MN). Contributor to periodicals, including American Letters & Commentary, Crowd, Fiction, Fiction International, Hayden's Ferry Review, Rattapallax, Gathering of the Tribes, Spinning Jenny, Phantasmagoria, CutBank, Faultline, Pleiades, MacGuffin, Mudfish, Cafe Review, and Columbia Review.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Book Review, March, 2000, review of Roughhouse, p. 36.
Publishers Weekly, April 5, 1999, review of Roughhouse, p. 224.
Small Press Bookwatch, November-December, 2005, Steven T. Karris, review of Tetched.
Thaddeus Rutkowski, Fiction Writer,http://www.thaddeusrutkowski.com (February 11, 2007).