My blue stockings fit well with the ornate carpet on the second floor of the Marriott. As I sit against the wall waiting for the first panel to open its doors, a rush of thankful emotions drowns out the hum of the crowd. How did I end up at the Association of Writers & Writing … Continue reading State of the Obra: Transitions, Traditions, & Connections Between
By Ryan Favata I was drawing before I was writing—comic book heroes and villains, weather phenomena, my first dog—because it made sense at an early age. As a child, where words failed me, my eyes never lied. It was there, right in front me, the only pure truth I could rationalize, not layered … Continue reading From Poetry to Painting
By Ryan Favata I was drawing before I was writing—comic book heroes and villains, weather phenomena, my first dog—because it made sense at an early age. As a child, where words failed me, my eyes never lied. It was there, right in front me, the only pure truth I could rationalize, not … Continue reading From Poetry to Painting
OBRA/Artifact is open for submissions for Issue 7 through April 5th, 2019. We look forward to reading your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translations. We would love to see your visual poetry and artwork. Send us experiments, memorable pieces, and works of art that will knock our socks off!
By: Carley Fockler I am now in my third semester of Stetson’s MFA of the Americas program. This program has allowed me to interact and collaborate with many people. This semester I have the distinct pleasure of having Patty Yumi Cottrell as my professor and mentor. She is the author of Sorry to Disrupt the … Continue reading Interview with Patty Yumi Cottrell
Check out some amazing visual crossword poems!
By Mary T Duerksen En las idiomas Romanticas, sustanivos y adjectivos son dé género. In Romance languages, nouns and adjectives are gendered. Mi tarea es a 'un-género' estas linguas. My task is to 'un-gender' these languages. Usaré el Español como ejemplo I will use Spanish as an example. In mi trabajo, yo estudio e investigo sistemas que oprimen … Continue reading queering language
On Writing; Or, What I Say in the Mirror on Days that are Heavy & Burdensome
by Dana Byerwalter One of the major draws of the MFA of the Americas is that you travel abroad during your June residency. When I learned the 2018 destination would be Rio de Janeiro, I was excited for all the residency entailed: lectures from visiting writers, in-person workshops, museum visits to take in the local … Continue reading Cristo Redentor
A short story inspired by Emmy Kirk’s time in Rio, Brazil.
By Carley Fockler Second semester student and Assistant to Art Editor Waking up to a canary singing sounds better than it is. If A.M is in the title, it's far too early in the day for me. But, after a sprinkling of seeds in his dish, the bird falls silent. I look through his bars … Continue reading One Way Streets: Ipanema