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Scholastic Awards Juror Recruitment

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are seeking esteemed writers to serve as 2018 National Writing Jurors on the following final round panels: American Voices, Best in Grade, Civic Expression Award, Flash Fiction and New York Life Award.   Incentives to Serve as a Writing Juror It’s an opportunity for jurors to promote their latest […]

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Masks of the Quotidian – Camila Santos

December 9th @ 6:30PM The Plaxall Gallery 5-25 46th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 FREE MFA alum Camila Santos is taking part in Masks of the Quotidian, a multidisciplinary exhibition and dramatic reading exploring the complex identities of Brazilian women living in Queens. The lineup features: Camila Santos Viviane Aquino Keka Marzagao It’s sure […]

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Ethan Kaplan – Birdhouse Prize

Ghostbird Press is thrilled to announce Ethan Kaplan is the winner of the first Birdhouse Prize. His play Imitatio will be published by Ghostbird Press. ~ Thank you to all entrants!  The MFA thesis manuscripts were, without exception, strong works of poetry, fiction, memoir, playwriting and translation. We would also like to thank Prof. Nicole Cooley, Director of the […]

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Two poems // Senia Hardwick

MFA student Senia Hardwick has two poems up on TL;DR Magazine! Don’t be cruel–go read them!  (That joke will make much more sense once you see that one of the poems is called “The Art of Cruelty Index,” which is, again, why you should read them poems!)

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Zakia Henderson-Brown Wins the 2017 PSA Chapbook Fellowship

MFA alum Zakia Henderson-Brown is among the winners of this year’s chapbook prizes from the Poetry Society of America! Congratulations, Zakia!  We’re so proud of you!

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How Star Trek Makes Me a Better Teacher

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos has a teaching secret: Star Trek. Set phasers to stunned, and boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before, by reading this essay about pedagogy and fandom:

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Shanghai Literary Review

The Shanghai Literary Review wants you to send your submissions of art, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, boom reviews, and translation for their consideration.  And, you might like to know that MFA alum Mike Fu is Translation Editor for SLR.  (Just sayin.’) Check out for more information! Save

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Don Kelly – Spectrum Culture

MFA alum Don Kelly has been writing for the web-based periodical Spectrum Culture for some time now.  Want to see what he’s written in all that time?  Here you go:

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a good woman would never – Sylvia Beato

MFA student Sylvia Beato has a poem on the Split This Rock website: This is, of course, straight off her winning the Hoyt Jacobs Memorial Poetry Prize, so you know it’s going to be a great poem!

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Poems by Leila Ortiz – Rigorous Journal

MFA alum Leila Ortiz has three poems in Rigorous, an online journal highlighting the works of authors, artists, critics, and educators of color.  Read them rigorously!

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