Alumni, MFA in Creative Writing Program
Residency Site: Port Townsend WA

Personal Statement

James R. Gapinski (MFAW ’13) was the Editor in Chief of the Pitkin Review, the literary arts journal published biannually by Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing students, for the Spring 2013 issue.

Gapinski’s writing has appeared in Burdock magazine, Oak Bend Review, Pudding Magazine, Line Zero, and elsewhere.  He is Managing Editor of The Conium Review, and he teaches a story course at Mt. Hood Community College.

He graduated from the MFA in Creative Writing program at Port Townsend in July 2013. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his partner and the obligatory two cats required of every good bio.

Says James about his Goddard experience:

“In the Goddard MFA program, I’ve received tremendous individualized support from my advisors, Ryan Boudinot and Darrah Cloud.  Each semester’s study plan is crafted to meet my educational needs.  Goddard College encourages students to take ownership of their own learning.  There are no one-size-fits-all curricula at Goddard; every student comes away from individual advising sessions with something unique.”