Congratulations to MFAW-VT alum Chera Hammons who just had the following poem published at Rattle.com.To mark National Poetry Month, here is the poem, in its entirety: THE DESCENT OF THE GERMANWINGS Musicians know how to write silence, how to lay lines and measures across a white landscape, to show where music is […]
MICHAEL KLEIN is one of 23 poets (W.S. Merwin, Marie Howe, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Sharon Olds among them) who, for National Poetry Month, has their photo image (by MFAW student Shef Reynolds) and line from one of their poems as part of their own banner which graces a lamppost along Santa Monica Boulevard in […]
from Jan Clausen Over at Jacket2, that slightly obscure but thoroughly indispensable resource for thinking poetry, MFAW alum Jill Magi (most recent book: Labor) is pursuing a multi-month reflection on connections between textile production and the making of poetry. I love her description of the thread she’ll be following: not the easy equivalence of text = textile, […]
Besides teaching at Goddard, I teach at Sheridan College, a small community college in Sheridan, Wyoming. Every once in a while we get an amazing student. T. is one of the student-consultants in our writing center. He is a music major who is an excellent percussionist, but he has suddenly discovered literature. He comes […]
One thing I’ve learned about writing, which, in turn, has reinforced what I’ve learned about life, is that you never know what might lead to what, what might happen next. In 2002, when I was introduced by a mutual friend to composer Marty Regan in Tokyo, I had not an inkling that a decade […]
By Bhanu Kapil (Originally published on The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, for national Poetry month, April 2012. Which means, for the entire poem, you have to go there. But to begin…) How to Write a Poem 1. Eat the raw heart of a horse. This will distinguish you from a cast of thousands. 2. Are you […]
Drew Dillhunt’s poetry collection, Leaf is All was selected as the winner of the 2014 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, and will be published by Bear Star Press. Leaf is All is the further revised and polished version of his Goddard thesis. Congratulations, Drew!
Donnelle McGee’s new poetry book, Naked, was released today by Unbound Content. Congratulations, Donnelle!
Jan Clausen’s poem “The Wave That Is the Motion of the World” appears in Drunken Boat 20, just launched. Both print and a sound recording are available at: http://issues.drunkenboat.com/db20/poetry/jan-clausen
Poet and Goddard College alumnus Charlie Bondhus (MFAW ’05) reads from his work on Friday, January 9th at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Presented by the MFA in Creative Writing Program’s Alumni Reader Series. Charlie Bondhus’s second book, All the Heat We Could Carry, won the 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award and […]