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
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.
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 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 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
How are you, my fellow writer? This past spring, at my annual physical exam, I was given a questionnaire I was to fill and hand to the nurse before proceeding to the doctor’s office. I have been with the same practitioners since 2009, and this was the first time they asked about my emotional well-being.
The Progressive has published Goddard MFA faculty member Kenny Fries‘s “A Healing Tree: Remembering Hiroshima” to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing. “A Healing Tree” is adapted from an excerpt from his forthcoming book, In the Province of the Gods, which
On August 11, Goddard MFA alum Simone John will launch Testify at 7pm at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. In Testify, published by Octopus Books, Simone’s first full-length book of poems, she experiments with documentary poetics to uplift stories of black people impacted by state-sanctioned violence.
Goddard MFA faculty member Kenny Fries‘s In the Gardens of Japan was published by Garden Oak Press. The book includes drawings by Ian Jehle. In the Gardens of Japan is a companion to In the Province of the Gods, which will be published
Dear John McCain:
I think of your tap code late at night when I am lonely. You broken and spent in the Hanoi Hilton tapping out “Are you okay?” to the guy on the other side of the wall.
“My name is Ernie Brace,” the taps from the prison cell next to you kept declaring. “My name is Ernie Brace.” “My name is Ernie Brace.” Then sobs. Ernie Brace so overwhelmed by human contact he could only tap his name.
Goddard MFA alum Cheryl Heller received a fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. Cheryl, Chair of MFA Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts, will complete a month-long residency in Bellagio, Italy, to advance her work
Goddard MFA alumna Laurel Radzieski‘s Red Mother will be published by NYQ Books in early 2018. Red Mother, Laurel’s first book of poems, weaves a love story told from the perspective of a parasite. This series of short poems explores the
Last night around a campfire, I bonded with our Bedouin guide (عبت) over Arabian Sands. He said the book, which he re-reads often, captures Bedouin culture like a zoom lens (his words) and the changing culture of Arabia like a crystal ball (mine). Thesiger wasn’t the first explorer to cross the Empty Quarter, but he has become arguably the most famous. And he opened up this place for me. Last night I danced in a dishdasha, drank fresh milk from goats, and watched the sunset from towering dunes of powder-like sand.
I’ve got a lot to gain by leaving my own borders every now and then. So maybe it’s time for me to read something other than plays. Time to step out of my zone and experience different things for a while. As I’m putting together my summer reading list, I’m going to select some good novels, some collections of short stories and yes, some poetry. And for Diana, a memoir or two.
Goddard MFA faculty member Susan Kim has been hired as head writer for the third season of Amazon‘s children series, Creative Galaxy. Creative Galaxy follows the adventures of Arty and his sidekick Galaxy as they travel around the galaxy to solve problems