In today’s Craft Book Spotlight, The Writer magazine gave our very own all-faculty compilation, Alchemy of the Word, a nice shout-out: “When National Book Award winner and acclaimed memoirist Maxine Hong Kingston praises a book, you sit up and pay attention. “Whether you’re a young beginner or a veteran writer like me, you’ll get support […]
MFAW-VT alumn Lizz Schumer has just been offered a full-time job as staff writer at the Hearst Lifestyle group, writing for Good Housekeeping, Redbook Magazine, and Woman’s Day Magazine‘s print editions. And, at the beginning of August, Lizz;s personal essay “The Ravine” is featured in The Rumpus’s series: Enough*
MFAW-WA student Jo Manu’s essay “On the Level” has just been accepted for publication in the anthology Queer Voices. The book will be put out by the Minnesota Historical Society Press (pub date TBD). Jo has had a good July, 2018; she also received an Engaged Artist Award of $2,000, sponsored by PEN America, joined by other Goddard […]
Here in the contemplative realms of the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, I’ve lost track of time. I wander among timepieces and pendulums, spheres that chart the stars, and Earth globes with halos of hours at their poles, each artifact a survivor from its Renaissance birth through the firebombing of Dresden in World War II. Having lain undisturbed during the Iron Curtain years, these relics have arrived intact at the Age of Digitalia…
MFAW-VT faculty member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s essay on the shape of trauma in our writing is featured on Electric Literature from the essay: “I started writing my second novel in the aftermath of violence. In a more-common-than-you-think incident — one that is often used for titillation or as the opening scene of some revenge movie involving […]
MFAW-VT alumna Lizz Schumer’s essay, “Communion in Disability Poetics” appears in the latest issue of Ploughshares. Here’s a glimpse: “Many disabled poets also ascribe to the social model of disability, which emphasizes that disability is not an inherent “defect,” but is instead a reckoning with a set of barriers—both physical and behavioral—that have been erected […]
MFAW-VT student Sassafras Lowrey’s personal essay “Lost Cause: On Estrangement and Chosen Family” is the featured story in Catapult’s literary journal. “Staying in contact with biological family no matter what they’ve done is a message beaten into us from every side.”
We’re pleased to announce that Los Angeles Review of Books has posted a selection by Kenny Fries from the new edition of our Goddard MFA in Creative Writing faculty anthology, Alchemy of the Word. The book is available from the publisher website, GenPop Books or from Amazon. This is how it begins: “In the summer of […]
What do writing, politics and the Tarot have in common? On November 7th, 2017, I was elected Town Supervisor of Pine Plains, New York.
I am a would-be artist, for now content in the sadistic pursuit of mastery.