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MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics hosts panel on "life after the MFA" at Hugo House

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On Wednesday, May 22nd, students, faculty, and community members convened at Hugo House’s Lapis Theater on Capitol Hill for a conversation and Q&A about how to make a life (and a living) as a writer in Seattle. Moderated by IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk, the panel featured Corinne Manning, Natalie A. Martínez, and Abi Pollokoff. An annual tradition in the MFA ...

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IAS Faculty Host Distinguished Speaker Cecilia Vicuña

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Last week, the School of IAS hosted Dean's Distinguished Speaker Cecilia Vicuña, a Chilean visual artist and poet whose work addresses ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. As part of her visit, Vicuña delivered a performance lecture, Living Poems, on Tuesday April 16th from 6-8pm to a large audience of campus and community members. The following day ...

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Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling Publish Interview and Review of Poet Jordan Abel

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The current issue of ASAP/J, the web journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, includes Borsuk and Dowling's collaborative review of Injun, Jordan Abel's Griffin-Award winning poetry collection collaged, cut-up, and erased from a corpus of 91 public-domain pulp western novels. Their review is accompanied by an interview with Abel in which the three discuss Injun in the context of his body of work, both previous and forthcoming, which uses ...

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Amaranth Borsuk is poet-in-residence at the Seattle Review of Books for National Poetry Month

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The Seattle Review of Books has asked IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk to be their poet in residence for April. The editors will publish a poem by Borsuk each week and interview her about her work and reading. Borsuk's first piece, a new poem titled "Strap on a Witness When You Go Out with the Tongue in Your Mouth Worn Thin from Walking," was published on 4/2. "It Goes without Saying," a collaboration with artist Julie Wills, has just been published. Borsuk's current reading list was ...

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Amaranth Borsuk speaks at Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk attended the annual AWP conference in Portland, Oregon last week, joining more than 12,000 writers in a three-day marathon of panels, talks, and off-site readings. Borsuk spoke and shared her work as part of the panel Poetry and Technology: Appendage, Mask, Voice, Body, and Song. With fellow panelists Samuel Ace, Douglas Kearney, and Ronaldo Wilson, Borsuk shared the ways ...

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