Jan 1, 2010
John Perrelli
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Welcome

Welcome to the website of The Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College.

Co-directed by Madison Smartt Bell and Elizabeth Spires, the Kratz Center is one of Maryland’s premier undergraduate academic centers devoted to the study and presentation of creative writing.

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Aug 15, 2018
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Introducing our 2018 Fall Visiting Author

Jun 6, 2018
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Announcing Elizabeth Spires’ New Book

Elizabeth Spires’ new book A Memory of The Future will be published on July 24th, 2018 by W. W. Norton.

“Zen-infused meditations on the limitations of memory, mortality, and the boundaries of human existence.
 
In A Memory of the Future, critically acclaimed poet Elizabeth Spires reflects on selfhood and the search for a core identity. Inspired by the tradition of poetic interest in Zen, Spires explores the noisy space of the mind, interrogating the necessary divide between the social persona that navigates the world and the artist’s secret self. With vivid, careful attention to the minute details of everyday moments, A Memory of the Future observes, questions, and meditates on the ordinary, attempting to make sense of the boundaries of existence.
 
As the poems move from Zen reflections outward into the identifiable worlds of Manhattan, Maine, and Maryland’s Eastern shore, houses, both real and imagined, become metaphorical extensions of the self and psyche. These poems ask the unanswerable questions that become more pressing in the second half of life. How are we changed by the passage of time? How does memory define and shape us? As Spires reminds us, any memory of the future will become, paradoxically, a memory of the past, and of forgetting.”
Mar 14, 2018
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Special Event: Spring Reading with H.G. Carrillo & Edgar Kunz

Mar 13, 2018
John Perrelli
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Introducing the Kratz Center for Creative Writing Summer Writing Fellows

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