Deborah Jackson Taffa
Deborah Jackson Taffa is the director of the MFA CW at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Winner of the PEN Jean Stein grant, her memoir WHISKEY TENDER is due to be released by Harper Collins on February 27, 2024. With fellowships from MacDowell, Hedgebrook, Rona Jaffe, Tin House, A Public Space, and the New York State Summer Writer’s Institute, she earned her MFA in Iowa City. Her writing can be found in Salon, The Best of Brevity, the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Best American series, and other places. She is a citizen of the Quechan (Yuma) Nation and Laguna Pueblo.