MFAW-VT faculty member Michael Klein‘s poem, “Beginners,” was chosen as the Poem-of-the-day by the American Academy of Poets on January 29.
MFAW-VT faculty member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was interviewed for the show Out in the Open with Piya Chattopadhyay on CBC Radio, called “What Moms Can’t Say.”
MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates co-organized #WRITERS RESIST: Listening to Our Histories on Martin Luther King Day in Blue Hill, Maine.
Three reviews of MFAW-WA faculty member Bhanu Kapil‘s work appeared: in the Chicago Review, the Poetry Project Newsletter, and Ploughshares. Bhanu also had an interview in Cosmonauts Avenue.
MFAW-VT faculty member Jan Clausen‘s review of two new books about Audre Lorde (Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies and The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love, and Legacy of Audre Lorde) appears in the January/February issue of The Women’s Review of Books.
MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries‘s essay “What’s Wrong with This Picture?” was published online at www.hinenimagazine.com and his “Dear Young Disabled Writer and Disabled Writers Not Yet Born” was published as part of the Letters to the Revolution project. Also, his essay “Random Angels,” about the Berlin truck attack, was published in German as “Nicht Sicher (Not Safe)” in the year end issue of the Tageszeitung (Taz).
The new Spanish edition of MFAW-WA faculty member Victoria Nelson‘s On Writer’s Block has been published by Ariel of Barcelona.
Alumni and Students:
MFAW-VT alumna ‘s latest novel Running, made the BBC Culture list of 10 to Read in 2017. (Cara is joined in this list by Richard Ford, Viet Nguyen, Roxanne Gay, Elizabeth Strout, and Moshin Hamid.)
MFAW-VT alumna Jane Summer was interviewed for the Two Old Bitches podcast. Jane spoke about her poetry book, Erebus, that was her Goddard MFAW thesis.
MFAW-VT alumna Rachel Harding (Rae Rose) published “How to Earn a Fruit Basket” on www.hinenimagazine.com, in the same issue as her former faculty advisor Kenny Fries.
MFAW student Ni’Ja Whitson‘s world premiere performance piece, A Meditation on Tongues, a live adaptation of Tongues Untied, Marlon Riggs’s 1989 documentary about gay black men amid the AIDS crisis, was written up in the New York Times. The production was at the Abrons Arts Center.
MFAW-VT student Joe Norton’s one-act play, School Night, was licensed for a one-night production by the Palace Players in Orkney, Scotland.