Zachary Bushnell

Course Title: Foundations of Creative Writing

Zachary Busshnell earned his BA from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey in Literature and Creative Writing. He is currently attending UC San Diego's MFA program in Creative Writing. Zachary served as a Research Assistant/Editor in the English Department at Rutgers.  He has also served as a Freelance Writer/Editor and Voice Recording Artist in Delhi, India.

  • BA in Literature, Creative Writing, minor in Music, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • MFA in Creative Writing, University of California, San Diego (in process)
  • Teaching Assistant in American Studies, Women and Gender Studies and History Departments at Rutgers.
  • English Teacher at the Global Language School, Gwangyang, South Korea (students from 8-15 years of age)
  • English Teacher in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, teaching English to adults, primarily corporate executives.
  • Associate Professor at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University, Gurgaon, NCR, India where we designed and taught courses on architectural theory and aesthetics, focussing on exercises in the conscious perception of space, environment and internal constitution.
  • Handcuffed to a Suitcase of Bricks (Chapbook w/ Jacob Pastrovich, 2008)
  • Hub City Trolley (Chapbook w/ Naqeeb Stevens, 2009)
  • 'Variations 100103' & 'Odd Shop', The Johnsonville Press, April 2010
  • 'La Planete Sauvage (or, Derrida's Gramophone)', 'Lines of 3, 5, and 7 Words' & 'How to be Grass', Pollifax Journal, 2010 & 2011
  • 'Ladders', Fox Chase Review, Summer 2010
  • 'The Missionaries and Cannibals Problem' (w/ Megan Kelley), Certain Circuits, 1.1, 2011
  • 'Fragment 320' and 'Entry 481', Make (MakeBlank), Summer 2012, Winter 2013
  • 'The New Code of War' & ' Khoj: For art, by art', Hardnews, December 2013 & December 2014
  • 'Special Marriage Act', South Asia Journal, February 2014
  • Coverage of Khirki village raids & a book review of Ranjit Hoskote's Central Time, Time Out Delhi, February 2014 & June 2014
  • 'On the Mountain of Exquisite Wisdom', National Geographic Traveller India, May 2014
  • 'Jeet Thayil :: Icon', Platform Magazine, May 2015
  • 'Poetry makes nothing happen in India: Jeet Thayil', (Interview), 14 November 2015
  • ‘Why “Half of a Yellow Sun” won the “Best of the Best” of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction’,, 12 December 2015
  • 'Water Hyacinth,' Juked, May 2016