MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates has two poems, “Chaco Canyon” and “My mother lately,” in the current issue of her local paper, The Weekly Packet, published by Penobscot Bay Press for the Blue Hill Peninsula.
MFAW-VT student Emma Meistrich has work published in Blue Agave Literary Journal
MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates has received an appointment as an Alan Jutzi Fellow for Non-traditional Scholars at the Huntington Library next year. The fellowship is for the poetry project, “Good Seeing: Poem of the Full Sky,” which highlights 20th
Get out your pens! Head for the future by writing big!
MFAW-VT alum Thomas Griffin’s chapbook of poetry All That Once Was You is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Preorders are now available.
MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates will be the guest poet at Opera House Arts Voice2Voice Poetry Declamation Contest which is partnering with schools in Blue Hill, Sedgwick, Brooklin and Deer Isle/ Stonington on April 12th for the purpose of exposing middle school students to
Though the newest version of the Echo is decent, you can get a better response to life if you use your own voice—i.e. the Personal Echo. The Personal Echo is in high demand because it offers the gift of someone else controlling your life, but doing it in a way that feels as if you are talking to yourself. And truly, what writer wouldn’t want that?
I was welcome to stay at her house as long as I wanted, but had to come with her out to the ranch to meet and feed her horse, Kansas.
To blog or not to blog–that is the question, writers. Whether it is nobler to essay than to blog is a serious matter, and not everyone can do it or do it well.Because to do it well, one must face the truth of blogging and accept it: it’s a genre. It has rules. It requires… attention to craft.
What is writing for?
I confess that, after having taught creative writing for more than 35 years and read tons of student writing I don’t remember and tons of good and great books by good and great authors I also don’t remember, I sometimes find myself wondering if we really need any more new writing.
As soon as
you find your voice, you’ve lost it
I walked away and sat trembling on the back step of an abandoned building on campus, embarrassed. Later, at home, still thinking about it and unable to shake the feeling of being somehow exposed to view, I made myself a cup of tea and ate a slice of buttered toast…
Name: The Institute for the Appreciation of Beauty in Ordinary Things
Founder: Elena Georgiou
Mission: To build an Arsenal of Beauty to use in the War on Ugly.
Funded by: Crowdsourced with donations of beauty and power by the General Public*
The ReMix begins: 2004 draft cuts: (in parens)– 2017 adds: IN CAPS:
After the election, I saw and felt a frozenness–I NEEDED (wanted) poetry (to arrive and speak to me–) to convert (a tableau of different shades of) dread to (a weave of) courage and CUT A PATH TO transformation. TO ROAR. I wanted something to take AND SPEAK the pain, (naturally). And poetry can hold IT (every complex yearning).
Many thanks for the wonderful response to Clockhouse Volume Five–here are a few more excerpts! To learn more about Clockhouse and its contributors, to purchase past and current copies, and to submit work for next summer’s Volume Six, please