Category Archives: Creative Writing

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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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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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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Faculty Workshops at Fall Residency

Here’s a sampling of faculty workshops presented at the Fall 2013 residency. These workshops represent what faculty are investigating and creating — from explorations with dominant narratives to how and if our brains are encultured to social change theater in … Continue reading

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Renga: Beginnings

At the February 2013 residency, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Karen Campbell led a renga party, a chance to come together, experience Japanese treats and traditions, particularly the tradition of the renga. This ancient Japanese poetic form brings people together to write … Continue reading

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Origins, Land, Body & Poetic Power of Language: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg on Place

Caryn’s talk on the place panel from the February residency Wind, trees, fields, horizons, light retracting or returning: I’ve always felt most alive in relation to place, whether the front stoop in front of a Brooklyn triplex 45 years ago, … Continue reading

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A Story of the Moments

The place on the shore where I sit to daydream centers on one of many large rocks.  It’s not likely to catch the eye of a passing boater.  But with its sheltering white pines, the granite ledge I climb down … Continue reading

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Arts, Stars, Autoethnography, Embodiment, Life Practices and More: A Sampling of Upcoming Faculty Workshops

Research Beyond Texts, Ethical Learning in the World, with faculty member James Sparrell. Join me for an engaged conversation about how to frame your questions in ways that help you to place them in a larger conversation and learn in … Continue reading

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Creative Nonfiction by Kyle Bella

“This is a Desire Text” by Kyle Bella (Individualized MA) has just been published in the December 2012 issue of Bluestem Magazine. Check it out!

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The Divorce Girl Lauded in the Paris Herald

IMA faculty member and Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s debut novel The Divorce Girl has been receiving strong reviews from publications such as Publishers Weekly, which cited Mirriam-Goldberg’s successful fictional debut, as well as the Paris Herald, in which literary … Continue reading

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