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Sylvia Beato Wins the Birdhouse Prize

Ghostbird Press, in collaboration with the Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation, is proud to announce Sylvia Beato as the winner of the 2018 Birdhouse Prize!  Her chapbook, Allegiances, will be published in 2019 by Ghostbird Press.   The Birdhouse Prize is awarded annually to a graduating student of the Queens College MFA […]

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Intern at the Poetry Society of NY

For those of you looking for literature-based employment after graduation, you might want to think about doing an internship during or after your MFA.  It looks like there’s still open positions with the Poetry Society of New York.  If you don’t know of them, they do a lot of projects around the city, such as […]

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SEA & HEAR: Anne Posten

November 10th, 2018 @ 5:30PM Rockaway Love 90-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd. FREE MFA alum Anne Posten is the featured reader of the brand new reading series, SEA & HEAR.  Anne will be coming in from Germany to read from her work, and an open mic will follow. Be there! SEA & HEAR is a reading […]

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Julia Johanne Tolo wins the 2018 Loose Translations Prize!

We are so happy to report that MFA Poetry student Julia Johanne Tolo has won the 2018 Loose Translations prize for her manuscript Anne by Norwegian author Paal-Helge Haugen. Here is a brief overview:   Anne by Paal-Helge Haugen was first published in Norway in 1968, and was soon considered a modern classic. The book […]

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Bridge to Baraka

Bridge to Baraka Tuesday, October 9th @ 7:30PM 410 West 42nd Street, NYC MFA alum Yvette Heyliger is performing her one-woman-show Bridge to Baraka as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival this coming Tuesday! Apparently, it’s inspired by a class Yvette took on Black Literature during her time here at QC, so it’s super […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival

SUBMERGE’s mission is to inspire audiences of all ages by educating them on marine science and ecosystem health. Volunteers will help run the Welcome Tent, Discovery Lab, Photo Booth, Information Tent and other activities going on throughout the day. Other activities for children include experiments, live scuba dive shows, catch & release fishing and many […]

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miCRo: “Dissecting the Tay Whale” and “Odontocetiphilia” by Rajiv Mohabir

MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir has two devastating poems in The Cincinnati Review–you can read them, or listen to audio tracks of Rajiv reading them, here:

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Announcing the 2019 A Public Space Fellowships

Announcing the 2019 A Public Space Fellowships   We are pleased to announce that applications will open on September 15 for the 2019 A Public Space Fellowships. ​The aim of these fellowships is to seek out and support writers who embrace risk in their work and their own singular vision. Writers who have not yet contracted to […]

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Free Museum Access! – CUNY Arts

Did you know you get free and/or discounted admission to a ton of cultural institutions because you’re a CUNY student?  It’s true!  (Eat your heart out, NYU.) Check out the official list, here:

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Eric Becker Wins NEA Translation Grant

Great news: MFA alum Eric Becker has just been named as one of the finalists for the National Endowment for the Arts Grants for the Translation of World Literature into English! You can read more about it, here, on the NEA website: Congratulations, Eric!

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