Author Archives: Individual Poet

About Individual Poet

I'm the poet laureate of Kansas; a poet, writer and author; a faculty member at Goddard College and community writing facilitator; and lover of the writing life.

The Radical Edge of the Low-Residencey Model: Faculty Present at NEA Higher Education Conference

Katt Lissard and Karen Campbell, faculty members in the IMA/SBC/HAS programs, recently presented a workshop at the NEA (National Education Association) Higher Education conference in St. Louis in mid-March. Their workshop — “The Low-Residency Model and the Radical Edge From … Continue reading

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Mike Alvarez Wins Fellowship for New Americans

Mike Alvarez, a graduate of the Individualized MA program, was just awarded the prestigious Paul and Daisy Fellowship for New Americans. Currently working on his PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he’s studying the cybersuicide phenomenon, Alverez says … Continue reading

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Goddard Chef Paul Somerset, and Robin Stone’s Health Coaching

Robin Stone, a Health Arts and Sciences MA student, found more than just food for thought at her last Goddard residency. Studying the role of story in helping Black women to reconnect with and care for their bodies, Robin has … Continue reading

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Writing, Healing, and Community Building with Veterans: An Interview with Seema Reza by Joy Jacobson

A Goddard BFA graduate and incoming Transformative Language Arts student was just featured on the Best American Poetry Website. Seema coordinates the recreational arts activities at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Bethesda, MA, … Continue reading

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Marketing Your Authentic Self: A Blog on Blogs by IMA Alumni Josh Pollock

Josh Pollock writes that his MA in environmental studies is, “I promise you is the perfect background for working in the WordPress ecosystem.” His MA in Individualized Studies resulted in the thesis The Halo Tree: Ecological Design Principles for Sustainable … Continue reading

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Transformative Language Artists (and Goddard Graduates) Celebrate the Power of Words

The 10th annual Power of Words conference — celebrating social and personal transformation through our spoken, written and sung words — brought together a large group of Goddard graduates as well as other writers, storytellers, musicians, artists, activists, educators and … Continue reading

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Nancy Morgan on Writing, Stories and Living with Serious Illness

Nancy Morgan, one of the first graduates of the Transformative Language Arts program in 2002, came to Goddard because she knew it was her calling to help people living with cancer, their families and medical providers find their voice and … Continue reading

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An Interview on Teaching, Health, Activism and Research With Bindu Panikkar, New Health Arts & Sciences Faculty

Bindu Panikkar, our new Health Arts and Sciences faculty in the MA program, holds a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Environmental Health and Research Ethics at the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at the Northeastern University and is an … Continue reading

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IMA Graduates Look at the Bystander Borderline, Calling Little Gypsy Home, Sex Trafficking, Ecological Design, Spiritual Ecology, Yiddishland and Faerieland Activism, and Consciousness

The Bystander Borderline: Witnessing the Judicial, Social, and Clinical Repercussions of being a Female–Identified Trauma Survivor, with IMA graduating student Victoria Mosey. With 1 out of every 4 women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in their lifetime, with these … Continue reading

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Movement as Prayer, Collective Medicine, Rethinking Parenthood, Healing Stories, Midwifery and More: Health Arts & Sciences Recent Graduates

The Collision, with HAS graduating student Raymond Christopher Dell. My presentation demonstrates the theory behind traditional acting techniques and where the status quo of developing a character often fails. I will discuss the traditional Stanislavsky based acting approaches, and then … Continue reading

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