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  • CLOCKHOUSE:  There’s Still Time to Submit!

    CLOCKHOUSE: There’s Still Time to Submit!

    The CLOCKHOUSE literary journal is pleased to extend its submissions period to December 15, 2018.   For full submissions information and to purchase copies of previous volumes, please visit our website.READ MORE »
  • The Word I Couldn’t Leave

    The Word I Couldn’t Leave

    I didn’t know how obsessed I was with the world – with the actual word world – until I went through my last book of poems and saw that I used the word at least 30 times.  Actually, another poet told me I used it 30 times but of course I went back and counted the words myself (because they were my words) to see if this was true.  I’d never done anything like that – count how many times a word got used.  I wonder if other poets do this?READ MORE »
  • LWC&R Request for Workshop Proposals

    LWC&R Request for Workshop Proposals

    Lighthouse Writers’ Conference and Retreat Request for Workshop Proposals   We seek a diverse range of genres, voices, and experiences on the conference’s theme of urgency. How do we build momentum in our writing? What is it that needs toREAD MORE »
  • MFAW-VT Alumna Jennifer Judge / Jenny Holzer Collaboration

    MFAW-VT Alumna Jennifer Judge / Jenny Holzer Collaboration

    MFAW-VT alumna Jennifer Judge’s  poem. “81 North,” was recently selected to appear in a Jenny Holzer art installation in the Comcast Technology Center lobby in Philadelphia.  This is the text was originally sent when she was asked if her work couldREAD MORE »

november

20nov5:00 pm6:00 pmGoddard MFA Zoom November Information MeetingMeet Goddard College MFA in Creating Writing's program director Elena Georgiou, and learn how our low-residency MFA program can help you develop your voice as a writer in the world.

december

12dec5:00 pm6:00 pmGoddard MFA Zoom December Information MeetingMeet Goddard College MFA in Creating Writing's program director Elena Georgiou, and learn how our low-residency MFA program can help you develop your voice as a writer in the world.

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  • MFAW-WA Faculty Member Beatrix Gates Has Poems Coming in HUMMINGBIRD

    MFAW-WA Faculty Member Beatrix Gates Has Poems Coming in HUMMINGBIRD

    MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates has two poems, “Dear Half,”  and “Chaco Canyon” coming out in November’s HUMMINGBIRD.
  • ELECTION DAY!!  And an MFAW Faculty Discount Thanks to Reiko Rizzuto

    ELECTION DAY!! And an MFAW Faculty Discount Thanks to Reiko Rizzuto

    (And don’t forget Reiko’s interview on The Rumpus, Electric Literature essay, Salon Article, and this essay on Lit Hub, all of which are also linked on her website blog.)
  • MFAW-VT Faculty Member Sherri L. Smith’s “Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen” Published

    MFAW-VT Faculty Member Sherri L. Smith’s “Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen” Published

    During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program in the US at Tuskegee University in Alabama. While this book details thrilling flight missions and the grueling training sessions the Tuskegee Airmen underwent, it also shines a light on the lives of these brave men who helped pave the way for the integration of the US armed forces.
  • MFAW Faculty Member Victoria Nelson Gets Listed

    MFAW Faculty Member Victoria Nelson Gets Listed

    MFAW-WA faculty member Victoria Nelson's New York Review Books edition of Robert Aickman's story collection COMPULSORY GAMES, with reviews in the New Yorker, Washington Post, and elsewhere, made the Lit Hub/Bookmarks "Best Reviewed Books of the Week".  It should be noted that anything Victoria Nelson turns her impeccable attention towards is always worth reading.

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Goddard MFA Graduate, Vermont, Jan. 2013

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Mary Johnson, Goddard MFA alumna and author of An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

 

 

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  • The Writer posted an update 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    MFAW-VT alumnus James Ferry wrote this moving personal essay in the American Association of University Professors.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    “I’d been in custody for nearly an hour. The cops had thoroughly searched my person and the sniffer dog had rummaged through my Mustang to no avail. But now that same dog, Rusty—whose name I would later lea…[Read more]

  • MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates has been accepted into Jen Bervin’s “Tactile Notation” workshop at Haystack Mt School of Crafts on Deer Isle and is thrilled at the prospect of being a student in this two-week workshop to “experiment with intertextual, intratextual, and interdisciplinary approaches to process, and consider reading and writi…[Read more]

  • MFAW-VT student Jess Lewis has just gotten her first publication. To read it, go here:

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