Author Archives: Individual Poet

Karla Haas-Moskowitz, Commencement Speaker: Remember Your Lights

Karla Haas-Moskowitz, the commencement speaker for the GGI graduation on August 7, 2016, delivered a very moving talk about the work of our graduates and the work ahead. Here are some excerpts from her talk. So as your jewish mother … Continue reading

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GGI Grads in the News: Seema Reza and Taina Asili

In the last day, two GGI grads have been sharing their strongest words about the work we do in the world and how to do it better. Seema Reza’s article — “The Work of Waking Up the Sleeping in a … Continue reading

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Graduating Student Workshops at the Fall 2016 Residency

Decolonizing Indigenous Education, with IMA graduating student Clay River. A demonstration of using cultural arts and performance art as a teaching tool to decolonize education. Demonstrating the use of traditional art forms alongside modern performance styles to dismantle and redefine … Continue reading

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Visiting Scholars Claudia Guerra on Mapping for Social Justice and Cultural Sustainability, and Yvette Hyater-Adams on Transforming Narratives

Our fall 2016 residency features two powerful visiting scholars, both Goddard alumni who have made and continue to make significant differences in the world: Claudia Guerra, and Yvette Hyater-Adams. Claudia Guerra (IMA-CS ‘11) graduated from the Goddard College IMA program … Continue reading

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Collaborative Thresholds: Group Openings at the Fall 2016 Residency Opening

The welcome session held August 4 for the Fall 2016 residency featured, among other things, a time for students and faculty to divide into groups, and compose poems together. Using the prompt of “Threshold,” we followed an old poetry ice-breaker … Continue reading

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A Cornucopia of Workshops for Change-makers, Visionaries, Pilgrims, and Activists: Faculty Workshops at the Fall 2016 Residency

A Change-Maker’s Journey to a Passionate Livelihood: Day Trips From Self to Community to Make Our Real Work Come True, with faculty member Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Day trips are short jaunts from where we live to explore areas close at hand. … Continue reading

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“Restoring the Soul After War”: Student Shomriel Sherman Writes of Sharing the Burden and Finding the Sacred

Shomriel Sherman, a current student in Transformative Language Arts, has been studying the intersection between the trauma of war and the trauma of illness as well as ways to work with such pain. This is her report of attending several … Continue reading

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