Attention Goddard MFA students and alumni! Have you ever imagining your poetry sailing among the stars? NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center wants your artwork, poetry, short prose, videos, and songs on board their OSIRIS-REx spacecraft bound for the asteroid Bennu. And so we thought…Goddard and Goddard! We’d love to see what sparks in your imagination when you consider exploration, the universe, and the essence of the human spirit.
By Heather Leah Huddleston Goddard MFA alumna Carolyn Locke’s poetry embodies the spiritual, the ethereal, and the human, all wrapped in a tight package to create sense, meaning, and magic of this world. Her words reflect that which we all
By Heather Leah Huddleston Poets use fewer words than writers of other genres, and maybe because of this, their very existence is oftentimes viewed as somewhat magical, definitely romantic. It seems that everyone these days wants to be a “writer”
Clockhouse’s calls for submission brought wonderful poetry submissions for Volumes One, Two, and Three and the first honor for a Clockhouse-published work: A Pushcart Prize Special Mention for Amy King’s “Rolling Deep” (Volume One) was in this category. Needless to
By Cody Pherigo Diane Ackerman explores the history and deeper workings of play and how it is entangled with the creative process in her book Deep Play. She opens with a definition and a premise: PLAY. It is an activity
Congratulations to MFAW-VT alum Chera Hammons who just had the following poem published at Rattle.com.To mark National Poetry Month, here is the poem, in its entirety: THE DESCENT OF THE GERMANWINGS Musicians know how to write silence, how to lay
MICHAEL KLEIN is one of 23 poets (W.S. Merwin, Marie Howe, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Sharon Olds among them) who, for National Poetry Month, has their photo image (by MFAW student Shef Reynolds) and line from one of their poems
from Jan Clausen Over at Jacket2, that slightly obscure but thoroughly indispensable resource for thinking poetry, MFAW alum Jill Magi (most recent book: Labor) is pursuing a multi-month reflection on connections between textile production and the making of poetry. I love her
Besides teaching at Goddard, I teach at Sheridan College, a small community college in Sheridan, Wyoming. Every once in a while we get an amazing student. T. is one of the student-consultants in our writing center. He is a
One thing I’ve learned about writing, which, in turn, has reinforced what I’ve learned about life, is that you never know what might lead to what, what might happen next. In 2002, when I was introduced by a mutual
By Bhanu Kapil (Originally published on The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, for national Poetry month, April 2012. Which means, for the entire poem, you have to go there. But to begin…) How to Write a Poem 1. Eat the raw heart
Drew Dillhunt’s poetry collection, Leaf is All was selected as the winner of the 2014 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, and will be published by Bear Star Press. Leaf is All is the further revised and polished version of his
Donnelle McGee’s new poetry book, Naked, was released today by Unbound Content. Congratulations, Donnelle!
“Praised and admonished” faculty member Jan Clausen talks the importance of political poetry, forms, and the shouldn’t-be-a-reminder that we are living in history on Tarpaulin Sky. Part One just posted. Part Two coming soon. Here’s a taste of it. Read more
Recently much of my writing has revolved around a very large question about the human predicament : Who are we, the beings who live with the thought that the manner of our living may be closing off the possibility of