Personal Statement

Maggie Cleveland Her studies in the Individualized Bachelor of Arts (IBA) program centered around writing, social justice, and social policy, culminating in the publication of The Kids Ate My Homework: A New Bedford (Massachusetts) Area Resource Guide for Adult Students with Children (2008).

After graduating from Goddard in 2008, Maggie returned to the Board as an at-large member. She took a year off from school to consider graduate work in a variety of practical areas, but despite the sideways looks given to her by members of her extended family, couldn’t stop herself from coming back to Goddard to immerse herself in the study of poetry. She was blissfully happy when she received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2011. Recently, Maggie’s poems have been published in qarrtsiluni, the Newport Review, Amerarcana: A Bird & Beckett Review, Out of Our, Flying Fish, Elephant, Wallet Scrap, and …like this.

Maggie lives in a house full of cats and children in the seacoast town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. When she’s not furiously scribbling odd verses in the attic or organizing poetry readings in her community, she works as a writer for the National Elevator Industry Educational Program.