Jordan K. Casomar is a Black, DC-based prose writer from Iowa. His essays have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Kweli Journal, Catapult, and elsewhere. He was a semi-finalist for PEN America's Writing for Justice fellowship, an honorable mention for The Loft Literary Center's 2019-2020 Mentor Series, and a runner-up for the Pinch’s 2018 Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction. Jordan holds an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Minnesota. While at MacDowell started and finished a draft of a novel based on his great-grandfather's murder in St. Louis in 1975.
Jordan K. Casomar
Garland (formerly Baetz)
Jordan K. Casomar worked in the Garland (formerly Baetz) studio.
Marian MacDowell and friends named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening diamond-pane windows were replaced in…