September Achievements

Faculty:

MFAW-WA faculty member Bhanu Kapil was commissioned by The Guardian to re-write selected tweets by Donald Trump for an article, “Trump in 280.”  Bhanu is included in the Poetry Foundation‘s article, “DACA Rescinded & Poets Respond.”  Her work appears in three anthologies this fall:  Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers (Ohio State University Press); Atlantic Drift: an Anthology of Poetry and Poetics,(Edge Hill Press);  and Vallum Contemporary Poetry, Issue 14.1 (Evolution).  This fall, as part of her duties as a judge for the Windham-Campbell Prize, she will be participating in programming at Yale University.  She will also be a plenary speaker for the annual human rights conference of the British Columbia Nurses’s Union in Vancouver, B.C., will be giving three panel talks and a performance as part of Thinking Its Presence, a conference on race and creative writing hosted by the University of Arizona, and was featured in an article on “eight stylish South-Asian poets in the Indian diaspora” in Scroll India.

A review of MFAW-VT faculty member Douglas A. Martin‘s forthcoming book, Acker, appeared recently in BOMB magazine.  The book will be released on October 2.

MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates was part a bilingual reading, with Electa Arenal, from their translated book The Poems of Vikram Babu, at The Cannery in South Peneboscot, Maine.

The New York Times published MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries‘s “The Nazis’ First Victims were The Disabled,” online, in the Sunday Review, and in the international edition.  Also, Lit Hub published an excerpt from Kenny’s new book, In the Province of the Gods, Electric Literature published “The Height of the HIV/AIDS Crisis, in 10 Books,” and Granta published “The Survivals of Lafcadio Hearn.”  In the Province of the Gods was published  by University of Wisconsin Press on September 19.

Celebrating the reissue of Apples and Oranges: My Journey through Sexual Identity, MFAW-VT faculty member Jan Clausen read at Bluestockings Bookstore in New York City.

A short story by MFAW-WA faculty member Aimee Liu  has been published in Windmill, The Hofstra Journal of Literature and Art.

MFAW faculty member Darrah Cloud ‘s immersive theatre piece, written as a commission from the Ancram Opera House and the Olana Historical Site, was performed at Olana, artist Frederic Church’s estate in Hudson, NY.​

​ Alumni and Students:

MFAW-VT alumna Lizz Schumer’s “How to Move as A Couple Without Driving Each Other Crazy,” was published in The New York Times.

MFAW-VT alumna Kim Pereira launched her first book, the short story collection A Dream Between Two Riverspublished by Cutlass Press.

MFAW-VT student Jessica Dickey’s play, The Rembrandt, premiered at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.