OSTI 2023 Conference Team


 Conference Chair - Allison A. deFreese, MA, MFA, MAIT 

Allison A. deFreese's recent translations include María Negroni’s Elegy for Joseph Cornell (Dublin: Dalkey Archive Press, 2020), José Moreno Hernández’s Soaring to New Heights: The Memoir of a Child Migrant Farmworker Who Became a NASA Astronaut (Renuevo, 2020), Verónica González Arredondo’s I Am Not That Body (Montreal: Pub House Books, 2020), as well as Verónica's book Green Fires of the Spirits (the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla's University Press, Libros BUAP, Mexico, 2022), and Karla Marrufo’s Flame Trees in May (Dalkey Archive Press and Deep Vellum Books, 2023). She is winner of Southeast Review's most recent The World's Best Short-short Story Contest and published two poetry chapbooks in 2022, The Night with James Dean and Other Prose Poems (winner of Cathexis Northwest Press's 2022 chapbook contest) and Nurdles and Other Poems.


 Conference Co-Chair -  John Dover

John Dover is a professional musician and published author. John has worked with such organization as the Willamette Writer's and NETA (International Electrical Testing Agency) to coordinate annual conferences. 

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