MFAW-VT alum and former Visiting Alumni Writer Julia Bouwsma’s Work by Bloodlight won the Maine Literary Award for poetry. Work by Bloodlight, which began as Julia’s MFA creative thesis, was chosen by Linda Pastan for the Cider Press Review Prize and published by
2018 marks two milestones in my life.
This past March, I turned 40, which everyone assures me is the new 30. (It’s also, unsurprisingly, the old 60, but no one wants to talk about that.) To celebrate my fortieth birthday, my husband attempted to coerce me into having a celebration worthy of the occasion, a lavish gathering of family and friends and colleagues, crammed into a modestly priced rental hall to eat finger foods we didn’t cook set to music we only vaguely remembered selecting. I refused. Does anybody really need to see me drunk and dancing awkwardly to another Macklemore song about inclusion? I don’t think so.
MFAW-WA faculty member Victoria Nelson’s New York Review Books edition of Robert Aickman’s story collection, Compulsory Games, with reviews in the New Yorker, Washington Post, and elsewhere, made the Lit Hub/Bookmarks “Best Reviewed Books of the Week” list. Robert Aickman (1914–1981) wrote eight collections of
MFAW-WA faculty member Bhanu Kapil’s work–Ban/blog/banners–is to be featured in Art Basel. Constituting the final in a series of five exhibitions organized by New York-based curator Harry Burke for The Printed Room since 2015, each of which survey different pressures
The Creative Independent, “a growing resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people,” featured MFAW-VT faculty member Douglas A. Martin in their Sunday Edition Interview. Here is a taste: “My book began its life as a dissertation. My approach was something like
MFAW-VT alumna Julia Bouswma’s first book of poems, Work by Bloodlight is a finalist for a Maine Book Award. The winners of the 2018 Maine Literary Awards will be revealed live at a ceremony at SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland. Doors open
MFAW-VT alumna Lizz Schumer’s essay, “Communion in Disability Poetics” appears in the latest issue of Ploughshares. Here’s a glimpse: “Many disabled poets also ascribe to the social model of disability, which emphasizes that disability is not an inherent “defect,” but
MFAW-VT student Sassafras Lowrey’s personal essay “Lost Cause: On Estrangement and Chosen Family” is the featured story in Catapult’s literary journal. “Staying in contact with biological family no matter what they’ve done is a message beaten into us from every side.”
Goddard College is pleased to congratulate Steven Dunn, recipient of the 2018 Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship, and second-place awardee Maša Sukovic. Ten additional scholarship candidates will receive Engaged Artist Awards of $2,000 each: PEN America members Amy Barnes, Lisa Chambers, Will Duprey, Ron Estrada, Brian Jackson, Jo Manu Maltzman, Sarah Monahan, Jay Sheets, and Rachel Spalding; and PEN Canada member Magdalen Bowyer.
MFAW-VT faculty member Richard Panek will be moderating the Science and Story Cafe at this year’s World Science Festival. The Cafe, a daylong series of discussions with the authors of eight new books, will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 2,
MFAW Alum Justin Hall has an interview online at Lambda Literary. In 2006, Justin curated the art exhibition “No Straight Lines: Queer Culture in Comics” with Andrew Farago of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. This led to the 2012 book No Straight
MFAW-VT Student–but just days away from turning into an alum–Ian August’s play INTERVIEWESE, is a winner of the Garry Marshall Theatre’s New Works Festival and will be getting a public reading on May 30th, directed by Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital, Cougar Town). Ian will
We’re pleased to announce that Los Angeles Review of Books has posted a selection by Kenny Fries from the new edition of our Goddard MFA in Creative Writing faculty anthology, Alchemy of the Word. The book is available from the publisher website,
MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates has two poems, “Chaco Canyon” and “My mother lately,” in the current issue of her local paper, The Weekly Packet, published by Penobscot Bay Press for the Blue Hill Peninsula.
MFAW-VT student Emma Meistrich has work published in Blue Agave Literary Journal