Pugs (Daniel Seung) Pugliese, along with a couple of his peers, reflects on his his experience at Goddard’s low residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program. All photographs were taken by Pugs during graduating weekend, which took place in January 2020. Three months out from receiving my MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, I find […]
MFAW-VT alum and former Visiting Alumni Writer Julia Bouwsma’s Work by Bloodlight won the Maine Literary Award for poetry. Work by Bloodlight, which began as Julia’s MFA creative thesis, was chosen by Linda Pastan for the Cider Press Review Prize and published by Cider Press Review. And, if that weren’t enough excitement, Midden, Julia’s second book of poems, was […]
Goddard College MFAW alum John Schmidtke:
“Okay,” I said. “But just in case, what’s the residency’s theme?”
“Lust and fun,” Elena said.
My foot came off the gas a bit.
“Lust and fun?” I asked.
“Yes,” Elena said.
Let me pause right here to confess that while I attended Goddard, lust took over my life.
I cheated on my wife Mary almost every night for two years.
A writer’s most valuable tools are not the pen or keyboard but rather her ability to listen, to pay attention to things, and to know the right questions to ask.
How are you, my fellow writer? This past spring, at my annual physical exam, I was given a questionnaire I was to fill and hand to the nurse before proceeding to the doctor’s office. I have been with the same practitioners since 2009, and this was the first time they asked about my emotional well-being.
Goddard MFA alum Cheryl Heller received a fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. Cheryl, Chair of MFA Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts, will complete a month-long residency in Bellagio, Italy, to advance her work on a book to be published in 2018. The Intergalactic Design Guide, a journey thorough […]
Goddard MFA alumna Laurel Radzieski‘s Red Mother will be published by NYQ Books in early 2018. Red Mother, Laurel’s first book of poems, weaves a love story told from the perspective of a parasite. This series of short poems explores the intimacy, desire and devotion we all experience by following the sometimes tender, often distressing relationship […]
Goddard MFA Alum Alexis M. Smith wins a Lambda Literary Award for Marrow Island, a novel published by Houghton Miflin Harcourt. Alexis won in the Bisexual Fiction category. O, the Oprah Magazine, describes Marrow Island‘s story as “A faltering journalist returns to an island abandoned after an earthquake released a toxic spill. That’s the beautifully wrought setting of […]
Goddard MFA alum Kevin Rabas has been named Kansas Poet Laureate. He will serve in this position for two years. Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks and chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. He has seven books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas […]
Goddard MFA alumna Julia Bouwsma‘s Midden, her second book of poems, was selected by Afaa Michael Weaver, for the Poets Out Loud Prize. Midden will be published by Fordham University Press in Fall 2018. In Midden, Bouwsma writes about the forcible eviction of an interracial community that until 1912 live on a small island off the coast […]