"We have Art in order that we may not perish from Truth" —Nietzsche
MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage
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The Munster Literature Centre is pleased to annouonce the 2013 winner of The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize for a single poem (€1,000 and publication in Southword Literary Journal, along with travel costs, hotel accommodation and meals during the Cork Spring Poetry Festival).
Judge Thomas McCarthy writes:
A winter migration of nearly two thousand poems, arriving by email and regular post, gives one the opportunity to see the world working and meditating. More than half of all the poems submitted were of a high enough quality to be published. No editor would be ashamed to stand over them and be their public advocate. There were poems about wildlife, the sea, travel, deserts and mountains, fathers (fathers feature more than mothers), parents in nursing homes or surviving cancer, recession, politics and sport. But the recurring motif than runs through much of this poetry is that of attachment and subsequent separation. Attachment, to lovers, fathers and places, was an overwhelming theme; or, more specifically, an overwhelming anxiety. Nearly all of the winning and Highly Commended poems share this communal poetic enquiry into our one great contemporary existentialist crisis: the difficulty of attachment in a world that has lost the great Father.
Two poems, "No one to Tend the Grave" and "The Seventies Reminisce," in Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim
A poem, "Japanese Garden, Oregon," in Catamaran Literary Reader
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A memoir (excerpt from Mad Heart, the book-length memoir I’m working on) published under the title: “An Aristocratic Murder” in 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction
Personal Essay in Hospital Drive about living with genetic diseases.
A chapter from Mad Heart, a memoir in progress, published in Mary. Click here.
Appreciative reader and writing teacher Molly O'Neill (memoirist and former New York Times writer) recommends Writing the Memoir. Click here.
Poem on Life In 100 Words or Less click here.
Poetry.us.com click here
Oregon Authors click here
Oregon ArtBeat, Poetry in Motion, Oregon Public Broadcasting click here