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
By Mary T. Duerksen The photo and audio clip provided come from our second semester student Mary. Listen to the sounds of Rio in the morning, from construction, to dogs barking, to the buzz of a beautiful city.
Our short hiatus was due to a very exciting trip!
". . . Nafisi went on to speak for more than an hour, apologizing over and over again for her digressions and off-topic assays that were very clearly borne of a tremendous passion."
I cannot power through this book, like so many others before, for one simple reason: it powers through me.
Rebecca Anne Renner Greetings from the O/A editors! Six months ago, the adventure called Obra/Artifact began in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Since then, it has grown from a mere idea to a graduate literary magazine. All of this is thanks to our submitters and supporters, especially Juan Carlos Reyes and the MFA of … Continue reading State of the Obra – A Letter from the Founding Editor-in-Chief
Quizás is born out of the combination of the Latin phrase "qui sapt," or "who knows . . ."
Rebecca Anne Renner The spiritual world collides with my life only when I’m not expecting it. Ideas spark and I have to tell them to someone. So when Cyriaco Lopes, one of our core faculty in the MFA’s Poetry in the Expanded Field, gathered us in the stone courtyard of El Templo de la Purísima … Continue reading Lines of Sight: On the Creation of a Literary Magazine