Goddard MFAW faculty Bhanu Kapil: It’s the last day: December 31, 2016. The year of shit and magic has, in other words, almost come to an end.
From Goddard College MFAW faculty member Bhanu Kapil:
I would like to close today with a blessing upon your lives, and the writing to come; your own passage as writers in the world:
From the love that was given to me in my family, whether I knew it or not at the time.
From the desire to speak and write in a radical English, the English of a country that is not mine.
I give you the number 76. I encourage you not to give up until you’ve tried something 76 times, whether that’s applying for a job, revising a draft or sending it out. I encourage you to write with endurance and abandon.
And I hope that you fail.
I hope that you fail in such a way that you start to shine, as brightly as you did when you first began.
Goddard MFA Faculty member Bhanu Kapil offers an experiment in recursion: “I’m descending as I write these words. I’m flying above the Pacific Ocean as I write these words, refusing to do it, to read or to write…”
Who are you?! Whoever you are – whether you write the hybrid or live it – I hope this checklist is useful for you. It is designed as a way to assess your final manuscript at the end of G3
How to lie down forever in a sentence, so that the sky above you breaks off into black and gold pieces. The sky falls down to the ground where you lay: posed, supine, and rained upon. Lie down inside a