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To quote one more recent literary ancestor, Toni Cade Bambara, “The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.” Protests against bias, prejudice, and injustice are urgent.Read More
There is an important lesson for all of us in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone about how to respond to the current situation. And it is this: there is a tool that is stronger than repression. It is The Word. The power of language. Or, as Wilson says, the “song inside you.” And it is a tool that all of us possess.Read More
Growing up, my brother and I were made to wash our hands after handling paper bills or coins because, we were sternly told, money carries germs. Now, during this strange hiccup in history, I wash my hands for 20 seconds after I have taken dollar bills out of my wallet and smile at the rueful memories of childhood. But along with them comes, for the very first time, a whiff of something darker—a sense of family-transmitted fear, trauma, and death that might have kicked off this practice a hundred years ago.Read More
I yearned for creative freedom…My advisors at Goddard helped tailor my studies to my unique needs and interests, while at the same time stretching me beyond where I might have wandered on my own.”
“Goddard’s emphasis on diversity and individuality really appealed to me…I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted out of an MFA program: self-directed learning that would allow me to take risks and follow hunches, and a safe environment in which I could make the mistakes we all need to endure if we are going to learn.”
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The writers who teach in the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing Program have been published and produced internationally, and are recognized in their fields. Collectively, they have published annd produced more than 150 books and plays, and have won most of the major U.S. literary awards.