by student Britta Love
Ryan Boudinot's story "Readers and Writers," originally published in Post Road and nominated for a Pushcart Prize, is a story of the month on the Commitee Room. An interview with Ryan appears in the inaugural issue of online magazine Moss.
Welcome to the monthly MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) program news blog! This is a regular avenue for the public to learn about the achievements and good work of our alumni, students, and faculty.
What can I say? Every morning that I loll in bed past six a.m., which is to say most mornings, I am condemned. By whom? Myself, of course. The judge within. This is how it goes: I've slept well. Outside the birds are trilling their light morning tunes. Cotton sheets rub against my skin. It all feels delightful. Why get up and lose this deep savoring? I say to myself. The Buddhist principle here: Human beings cling to pleasure.
When I prepared to travel to my first residency at Goddard five years ago, a colleague who would become a good friend told me that Goddard was like “summer camp for psychologists.” Now, as I reflect on my residency experiences, I realize that he was absolutely right.
(Painting at left by Cherie Crowninshield).