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 Place That Knows You: A Poem for Ralph Lutts

Ralph Lutts taught at Goddard for 20 years and was instrumental to the Undergraduate program, the Goddard Graduate Institute (serving as one of the key faculty in forming this institute), and to many environmental studies initiatives, college service projects, and … Continue reading

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Social Innovators: Collaborative Support, Feedback, and Dissent as Essential for Social Innovation by Leah Bry

The new Worlds of Change Social Innovators Column hosted by Sarah Bobrow-Williams will feature Social Innovators discussing their work, challenges and ideas about the emerging field of Social Innovation This month our featured “Social Innovator” is none other than Goddard’s … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Launches at Goddard Along with Social Innovators Columns

What is Social Innovation? The concept takes on shape with every conversation. Earlier this year I was challenged by a philanthropist to distinguish social innovation education from social entrepreneurial education. Her concern was the latter’s emphasis on “money making” at … Continue reading

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Queering Sexual Violence: IMA Student Jennifer Patterson Interviewed by Faculty Lise Weil

In her forthcoming anthology Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement (Magnus Books, Fall 2014), IMA student Jennifer Patterson has assembled a collection of powerful, eloquent voices that serve to shift key paradigms that exist around … Continue reading

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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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