Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


People turn to poetry at moments of personal and communal importance: tragedies such as 9-11, weddings, the dedications of monuments—and, yes, presidential inaugurations. Continue reading at Stonecoast Faculty Blog:
CD Tokyo’s Burning
Faculty member Tony Barnstone’s CD “Tokyo’s Burning,” is out now. Find it on Amazon, Spotify, or
Sunset at the Stone House
This week on the Stonecoast Faculty blog we take a behind-the-scenes look at a residency. Photos by alumna Helen Peppe.
The Missouri Review
Congratulations to Stonecoast student Katie Bickham, winner of The Missouri Review 2012 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize for Poetry.
Robe of Bones
Publication Announcements and Updates for alumni Eric M. Bosarge, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Libby Cudmore, Matthew Quinn Martin, Lesley Heiser, Karen Pullen, Jacob Strunk, and Dominic Aulisio, students Sheila Boneham and Magdalen Braden, and faculty member Nancy Holder.
NBC's, a website dedicated to "improving the world for pets and their owners," has compiled their top 10 dog books of 2012. Coming in at number eight is Stonecoast student Sheila Webster Boneham and her novel "Drop Dead on Recall." 
It’s that time of year when the world makes lists: best-of, top-this, best-that. In the tradition of fostering reflection, the Stonecoast Faculty Blog has come up with our own end-of-year list, our Literary Moments of 2012.
Join us for the faculty, alumni, and student readings at the Stonecoast Winter Residency! Readings will take place during the evenings of January 4 - January 12, 2013, at the beautiful Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, ME.
Publication Announcements and Updates for alumni Adam Kreutz Gallardo, Sandra McDonald, Alison McMahan, and Alexandra Oliver, students Karen Bovenmyer and Linda Kobert, and faculty Elizabeth Searle and Suzanne Strempek Shea.
James Patrick Kelly, author photo by Helen Peppe
"Even though Nicolas Carr’s The Shallows: What The Internet is Doing to Our Brains has nothing to do with craft, it’s a book that I think every writer should know. It asserts that, largely unbeknownst to us, the Internet is reprogramming our brains and thus privileging certain cognitive abilities over others. While some of his claims are more persuasive than others, his central thesis speaks to the way we will read and think in the future. In order to understand the implications of what Carr is saying, let’s divide his argument into three parts and consider each separately. First: Is the net really reprogramming our brains? Second: If so, then what exactly is changing? Third: Are these changes good or bad?" Continue reading at the Stonecoast Faculty Blog:


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