IAS News

Amaranth Borsuk is featured in UW 360 segment on modern poetry and publishes new work

Amaranth Borsuk

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk was featured this spring in a Columns article on the state of poetry at UW. The piece, written by IAS alum Quinn Russell Brown, sparked the interest of producers at UW360, who interviewed her about the role of technology and collaboration in her work. Borsuk's digitally-mediated projects include Abra, a free app for iPhone and iPad that invites readers to mutate text with their fingertips, Whispering Galleries, a LeapMotion work which uses the reader's hand gestures to reveal poems hidden within diary entries, and Between Page and Screen, a book of augmented reality poems that only exist in the virtual space opened up by the reader. ...

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After the MFA: Catching up with Colin McArthur

Colin McArthur

Shortly after he received his MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, I ran into Colin (’15) at a reading at Folio, a private library in downtown Seattle. I remembered hearing him read pieces of his thesis—a beautifully written and ambitious start to a novel— at the MFA Salons.

Around the same time Colin was reading at those salons, Seattle City of Literature was in the news for two reasons.

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MFA student Nicole McCarthy's project "Chatter" to appear in the 2018 Best American Experimental Writing Anthology

Nicole McCarthy

MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics student Nicole McCarthy's project "Chatter" (see images below) will appear in the 2018 Best American Experimental Writing Anthology from Wesleyan Press. McCarthy reflects on her works inclusion in the anthology:

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MFA Careers and Writing Futures event features journeys of local writers

Scott Brown,Talena Lachelle Queen, Natalie Singer-Velush, Sierra Nelson

On May 17, four MFA-trained writers met with students and alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program to discuss their career paths. Hosted at  McMenamins Anderson School, conversation centered on the diverse ways writers grow and sustain their creative practices.  Special guests included: MFA alumni Scott Brown (’15), Talena Lachelle Queen (’14) and Natalie Singer-Velush (’16), and local artist Sierra Nelson. ...

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Amaranth Borsuk publishes audio poem

photo of Amaranth Borsuk

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has a new piece in Daily Gramma. Borsuk's audio poem, "elegy facing crochet holes and knit slubs with running stitch," is at once personal and outward-looking, an attempt to think through modes of mourning and resistance as they pass through hands engaged in the craft of caring. The title's impossible act references an attempt to ...

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