“Equilibrium” by Amy Minton

A story by alum Amy Minton (fiction, ’09) appears in the fall issue of Phoebe and you can read an excerpt online:

This rickety fishing-boat-turned-dive-charter stinks of fish guts and flowery aerosol. Planks around the wheelhouse are freshly painted—maybe yesterday, maybe last week. Nothing ever dries in this humidity. A glob of grey paint on the baseboard tells me there is a serious lack of attention to detail on this boat. I needle the paint glob with the tip of my nail until the outer skin bursts and hot grey paint oozes out. Underneath, stuck to the weathered baseboard, a dried fish eye stares at me.

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AWP Panels and Events

Join us at AWP Minneapolis!

The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College invites its students, graduates, and faculty to stop by the Program’s Bookfair table (#651), to attend the more than 50 panels featuring our own (see schedule and descriptions attached below!), and to attend our annual party, which will be held from 9 to midnight at the Burnet Art Gallery in the Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis, 901 Hennepin Avenue. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

We’ll also be hosting a pre-reception event in the same space from 7:30 to 8:30–an informational gathering for prospective students of color. So if you know writers of color who are contemplating applying to MFA programs, please encourage them to attend–or accompany them!–to this event.

We look forward to seeing you this April.

AWP Schedule 2015

AWP 2015 At-A-Glance

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Looking for AWP Volunteers

Our program will once again have a table at the AWP Conference. This year’s gathering will be held in Minneapolis. The Bookfair is open Thursday, April 9 to Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 to 5:00. We seek volunteers, in one- or two-hour shifts, to answer questions from prospective students and to talk about their experience in our MFA program.
If you’re coming to AWP and are able to donate some of your time toward staffing our table, please contact our Friends of Writers Board member Mary Jo Thompson at mjthompso@gmail.com by March 20 with specifics about your availability. Mary Jo will coordinate the schedule, and will be back in touch with you to confirm.
Our thanks in advance for your assistance. As one of our recent print ads stated: “Our graduates are our best advertisement.” Your many successes, and your abiding enthusiasm for our program provide impressive evidence of what the Warren Wilson MFA yields and makes possible for your lives as writers.

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Four Poems by Rebecca Foust

Four poems by alum Rebecca Foust (poetry, ’10) appear at The Hudson Review:

The Notch

                  after Leon Stokesbury

When my newborn lay gray, silent, and still
I saw a notch in the skin at his collarbone—a petal
puckered by rain or, over an open mouth, a veil
of chiffon sucked in—breath’s first pirouette.

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Save The Date!

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Goddard/Warren Wilson MFA Alumni Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon at Lewis and Clark College, from July 26 to August 1. Watch this space for more information about the conference, scholarship opportunities, and registration forms.

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