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  • The Fries Test: On Disability Representation

    The Fries Test: On Disability Representation

    Twenty years ago, I edited Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out, the first commercially published multi-genre anthology of writers with disabilities writing about disability. The anthology was published by Plume. In the introduction, I wrote: “Throughout history, people with disabilities have been stared out. Now, here in these pages — in literature of inventive form, at times harrowingly funny, at times provocatively wise — writers with disabilities affirm our lives by putting the world on notice that we are staring back.”READ MORE »
  • CLOCKHOUSE Volume Six:  There’s Still Time to Submit!

    CLOCKHOUSE Volume Six: There’s Still Time to Submit!

    Again, many thanks for the wonderful response to Clockhouse Volume Five.  There’s still time to submit for publication in Volume Six:  The submissions period is open through December 1, 2017.  Please feel free to share this Call for Submissions, andREAD MORE »
  • FIVE STORIES OF THE BODY: Anecdotes of Academia, Sexual Harassment and Abuse

    FIVE STORIES OF THE BODY: Anecdotes of Academia, Sexual Harassment and Abuse

    I walked away and sat trembling on the back step of an abandoned building on campus, embarrassed.  Later, at home, still thinking about it and unable to shake the feeling of being somehow exposed to view, I made myself a cup of tea and ate a slice of buttered toast...READ MORE »
  • Unpacking the Passed

    Unpacking the Passed

    A college professor of mine, the indomitable Beth McCoy at Geneseo, liked to use the word “unpack.” “Unpack that statement for us,” she’d say in class, meaning, Give us the meat. Tell us how you got there, what it means.READ MORE »

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  • NYC Book Launch for Douglas A. Martin’s ACKER

    NYC Book Launch for Douglas A. Martin’s ACKER

    The NYC book launch for Goddard MFA faculty member Douglas A. Martin‘s new book Acker, will be held on Monday, November 20, 7pm, at Callicoon Fine Arts, 49 Delancey Street. The event will include readings by Wayne Koestenbaum, Dorothea Lasky, Douglas A. Martin, and Darcey
  • In The New York Times, Goddard Faculty Member, Kenny Fries asks: “What Kind of Society Do We Want to Be?

    In The New York Times, Goddard Faculty Member, Kenny Fries asks: “What Kind of Society Do We Want to Be?

    Online today at The New York Times, Goddard MFA faculty member Kenny Fries asks:  “What kind of society do we want to be?” In “The Nazis’ First Victims Were the Disabled,” Kenny Fries writes about the echoes of the extermination of the “unfit”
  • Goddard MFA Faculty Bhanu Kapil’s Poem in The Guardian

    Goddard MFA Faculty Bhanu Kapil’s Poem in The Guardian

    Goddard MFA faculty member Bhanu Kapil‘s “Poem Dictated to Eric Trump at 3.46am After a Marathon Video Binge of Twilight and its Two Sequels” was included in the The Guardian‘s 21 poems that Donald Trump might like to see at the base
  • Goddard MFA Faculty Deborah Brevoort’s Plays Published

    Goddard MFA Faculty Deborah Brevoort’s Plays Published

    Goddard MFA faculty member Deborah Brevoort‘s  two comedies, The Poetry of Pizza and The Velvet Weapon, have been published by No Passport Press. In both plays, Deborah Brevoort shows her keen eye for comedy.  The Poetry of Pizza is a trans-cultural romantic comedy

“We are leaving our incredible faculty, brilliant talents themselves, who truly care about the likes of us, who utilize equal parts love and cattle prod…but we’re taking each other.”

Goddard MFA Graduate, Vermont, Jan. 2013

I yearned for creative freedom...My advisors at Goddard helped tailor my studies to my unique needs and interests, while at the same time stretching me beyond where I might have wandered on my own.

Mary Johnson, Goddard MFA alumna and author of An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

 

 

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Matthew Quick, Goddard MFA alumnus, and bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook and many other novels.

Goddard College is the only school I ever wanted to attend. It's a place where radical change is supported and encouraged; where commitment to creative discipline and social justice is expected. I know of no other institution where respect for the craft of writing is fostered with such joy or where dedication to intellectual rigor and curiosity are modeled by the faculty with so much respect for the student. I'm proud to be an alumna of this historically progressive institution. Goddard College changed my life.

Cara Hoffman, Goddard MFA alumna and author of the critically acclaimed novels So Much Pretty and Be Safe I Love You

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  • Go to the blog site and check out yesterday’s re-posting of one of our most popular posts this past year–Kenny Fries’ “What is wrong with this picture?”

  • MFAW student Ni’Ja Whitson’s world premiere performance piece–“A Meditation on Tongues” is written up in today’s New York Times.

    The choreographer Ni’Ja Whitson’s “A Meditation on Tongues” is a live adaptation of “Tongues Untied,”…[Read more]

  • The Writer posted an update 1 year ago

    MFAW-VT alumni Christian Peet’s Tarpaulin Sky Magazine (not his press) has just launched a post-election special. Here’s the link: https://tarpaulinsky.com/us-election-2016/

    This special includes MFAW faculty Jan Clausen and BFA faculty Arisa White.

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