The fellowship comes with $15,000 in unrestricted funds, in order to support her work on her current project: Motherwit, a biomythography that explores healing and inheritance through the eyes of a poet researching her dead godmother.
MFAW-VT alumna Toni Thayer just received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Fiction for FY 2020. (This is actually her second award. She also won in 2016 for playwriting.) For more information, go here: More...
Current MFAW-WA student Wren Tuatha’s three poems (from her thesis work from last semester) are now live on The Cafe Review’s site, with the print edition coming soon.
MFAW-VT faculty member Rogelio Martinez’s play, Born in East Berlin, just received a terrific review in The San Francisco Chronicle. The headline reads: “Springsteen is the spark, the footnotes the fire in Born in East Berlin.”
MFAW faculty member Richard Panek wrote the cover story for the March 2020 issue of Scientific American: How a Dispute over a Single Number Became a Cosmological Crisis. “Two divergent measurements of how fast the universe is expanding cannot both be right. Something must give—but what?”
“In Maps of Injury, Chera Hammons Miller offers a steady wisdom born from a body and a land under siege. …Hammons’ lyric narratives sing in the face of difficult times and remind us to ‘let the dangerous world in.’” (Sandy Longhorn)
Graduating MFAW-VT & WA student Sassafras Lowrey just got her first her first New York Times byline for her article, “The Dog Park Is Bad, Actually.”
MFAW-WA alumna Angela Gyurko will have a staged reading of her one-act play, A Tale of Two, for the 2020 season of the Seattle Playwrights Salon. The reading will be followed by a guided talk-back to help further develop the play.
MFAW-VT faculty member Rogelio Martinez’s play, Born in East Berlin, has its World Premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse. The first performance was February 6th. If you are in the area, don’t miss it!
MFAW faculty member Beatrix Gates’s new book, desire lines, is out in a letterpress limited edition from Artifact Press. desire lines, makes “a weathered map of memory and migration, forced and chosen, through seasons of change.”