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…your work to the Levis Prize.

Submissions open through November 1 in both poetry and fiction. Alums who haven’t yet published a full-length collection in the selected genre are eligible.

At stake: $4000. Bonus:The admiration of your fellow Wallies and the world at large.
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Man Matching Description

Because the silk scarf could have cradled
a neck as delicate as that of a cygnet,
but was instead used in last night’s strangling,
it is possible to marvel at the finish on handcuffs.

Because I can imagine handcuffs,
pummeled by stones until shimmering,
the flashlight that sears my eyes
is too perfect to look away.

Because a flashlight has more power
on a southern roadside than my name and blood
combined and there is no power in the very human
frequency range of my voice and my name is dead
in my mouth and my name is in a clear font on a license
I can’t reach for before being drawn down on—
Because the baton is long against my window,
the gun somehow longer against my cheek,
the vehicle cold against my abdomen
as my shirt rises, twisted in fingers
and my name is asked again—I want to
say, SwanI am only a swan.

 

From Blackbird, Fall 2011, Volume 10, Number 2

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Faculty member Monica Youn, MFA Director Debra Allbery, and faculty member Megan Staffel at the 2014 Spring Gala

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From Peter Klank (fiction, ’85):

The Annual Goddard/Warren Wilson Post-MFA Writing Conference got underway on Sunday with a reception, dinner, and evening readings that began with a 1978 Goddard graduate and proceeded on into the 21st century. We’re moving on to classes, panels, and caucuses (and readings every evening, of course), as well as poetry and fiction workshops, two Manuscript Reviews (groups of three each who for well over a month have been reading and considering one another’s book-length poetry collections, and who will be meeting each morning for two hours for the next week to discuss responses to and considerations of same), and a Fiction Roundtable (ditto, for book-length fiction). As well as classes on craft and teaching, we’re having one each on e-publishing, self-publishing, and the state of the print publishing world. The food, believe it or not, is good, we’ll have another reception when the short-stayers arrive Wednesday and, of course, a dance on Saturday night in Mt. Holyoke College’s Student Center, where we’ll have access to a top-flight sound system. (And we have several accomplished musicians amongst us who aren’t going to get out of here without providing at least a performance or two.) There’s a great indie bookstore and a gourmet deli just across the street and, rumor has it, three restaurant/taverns as well. It was hot as hell and then rained like hell, and everyone is delighted and excited and relieved to be here.