News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Category: Creative Writing and Poetics
Cristina Cortez (MFA ‘18) releases her new work As I Am / Soy Como Soy (2023) published by Books & Smith. As I Am / Soy Como Soy (English & Spanish Edition) is Cortez’s second poetry collection and her most personal work. In an interview with Jeannette Noltenius and Susana Reyes, both key members of...
September 12, 2023
MFA alumni Emily Mundy (MFA '22) and Amy Hirayama (MFA '22) brought together attendees of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Seattle to explore writing as an embodied process.
June 29, 2023
The summer 2023 issue of Colorado Review includes a folio from Amaranth Borsuk’s collaboration with Terri Witek, W/\SH, including visual poems, prose poems, epistles, and art. The pieces are part of a larger speculative poetry manuscript that envisions a correspondence between women of two worlds, one of drought and fire, the other rain and flood....
June 29, 2023
MFA alumni Eric Acosta (MFA ‘20) and Amy Hirayama (MFA ‘22), in collaboration with experimental writer and poet Greg Bem and poet/artist/musician Denny Stern, recently co-curated the week-long community event Altar / Alter which took place June 8-16 at The Cherry Pit in Seattle’s Central District. Altar / Alter was an installation and performance series...
June 29, 2023
Troy Landrum Jr. (MFA ‘21) joins the 2023 cohort of The Seattle Black Spatial Histories Institute, a community story training program that brings together community-based projects with Black oral historians from around the country “to learn and explore the ethics, techniques, best practices, tensions, and dilemmas of community-based oral history and Black memory work.”
June 22, 2023
Talena Lachelle Queen (MFA ‘14), poet laureate of Paterson, New Jersey, has work in a new exhibition at The Paterson Museum titled Paterson’s Poets: Voices from the Silk City.
May 9, 2023
University of Washington Bothell graduate students Alysa Levi-D’Ancona (‘23), Alexandria Simmons (‘23), and Raelynne Woo (‘23) presented their research and writing at the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference this Spring.
April 25, 2023
The 40th issue of Fence, a biennial magazine of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that since 1998 has published "challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques," is full of wonderful and innovative work.
April 6, 2023
Chicago editor and book blogger, Leslie Lindsey, interviewed Nicole McCarthy (MFA '17) about her book, A Summoning, diving into the intricacies of living in and writing about memory.
February 14, 2023
Since December of 2021, MFA alum Emily J. Mundy (MFA 2022) has been curating a quarterly performance and workshop series, The Poetry Séance.
January 26, 2023