IAS News

Creative works of Susan Brown reach local and international audiences

image from Mythical Magical Physickal Madness

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics alum Susan Brown (’14) has been busy!  Her artist book Mythical Magical Physickal Madness was included in the Heroic Works exhibition at University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries last summer. In October, a second copy was exhibited at Seattle's Antiquarian Book Fair, which showcases thousands of rare and antiquarian books and ephemera.

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Amaranth Borsuk speaks and reads on the east coast

Temple Contemporary sign

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk traveled to Temple University in Philadelphia last week to give a lecture as part of the Poets & Writers Series at the Tyler School of Art's gallery, Temple Contemporary. Her talk, "Poetic Mutations and Digital Mediations," traced her interest in the book as a transforming object across her scholarly and creative practice. While on the east coast, Borsuk also traveled to New York to read as part of SUNY Buffalo's Poetics Plus series, held at the Western New York Book Art Center, a fitting space in which to present her poetry and poetics. In addition ...

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Amaranth Borsuk presents work in Denmark

Amaranth Borsuk

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk and her collaborator Ian Hatcher traveled to Denmark to speak about their creative practice, perform their work, and discuss their project Abra, a hybrid artist's book and iOS app created with Kate Durbin. The two attended the exhibition opening of Fra A til 3D, an exhibition of international new media writing and art at the Roskilde Bibliotekerne. Abra is featured in the exhibit as winner of the Turn On Literature Prize, which presents ...

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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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