Category Archives: Poetry

Rewriting Our Personal Mythologies with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, acting program director and founder of Transformative Language Arts, talks about how students at Goddard often rewrite their personal mythologies. Watch this short video, part of a new series filmed by Alexander Love, based on interviews with GGI … Continue reading

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Interview with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

GGI Faculty Member, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg was a featured poet on Negative Capability Press’ blog. AL: First things first, imagine we could have met anywhere in the world for this interview, where would it have been and what would we be … Continue reading

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The Collective Poetic: Collaborative Poems from the Residency

At the February 2017 residency, different groups of students wrote collective poems, often writing a line, folding the paper so that the line previous to their own was hidden, then passing the poem to the next person to add a … Continue reading

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Teaching Transformation: The Goddard Graduate Institute Book!

We have a lot of stories to tell about how and why we teach and learn at and beyond Goddard. Because we realized how precious, amazing, and revolutionary such stories are, we decided to put together a book, drawing on … 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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Making Your Own Study Plan: Some Variations of a Theme

At Goddard, students create their own curriculum for the semester ahead but crafting a study plan: a map of what they’ll be reading, viewing, attending, surveying, and in general, studying, and out of that, what they’ll be creating and writing, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life and Art of Maceo Leatherwood Through His Daughter, the Poet Vanita Leatherwood

Vanita Leatherwood, a graduate of the Transformative Language Arts concentration in the Individualized MA program, is thrilled to be moderating a special retrospective of the life and art of her father, the artist Maceo Leatherwood, “a dedicated and disciplined explorer … Continue reading

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