Getaway Success Stories – December 2014

  Has the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway contributed to breakthroughs in your writing? Have you attended multiple times to regain that special sense of community? We want to hear from you. What writing accomplishments are you proud of and how did the Getaway help you achieve them? Let us know by posting a review on our Facebook or Yelp pages. Here are some Getaway Success Stories that our beloved participants have shared with us.   Getaway Success Stories Mary Scherf The first time I attended the Winter Getaway, I took the workshop ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Two Poems by Stephen Dunn

  Murphy Writing of Stockton College Presents This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Taylor Coyle that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   After Making Love by Stephen Dunn No one should ask the other "What were you thinking?" No one, that is, who doesn't want to hear about the past and its inhabitants, or the strange loneliness of the present filled, even as it may be, with pleasure, or those snapshots of the future, different heads on different ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Excerpt from Killing the Messenger by Thomas Peele

  Murphy Writing of Stockton College Presents This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Taylor Coyle that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   A Murmur of Growing Intensity from Killing the Messenger by Thomas Peele That bright, sunny morning seemed like just another day. I had moved to California seven years earlier and had only recently committed to staying longer, having just turned down a good newspaper job in New Jersey. That summer I was in the throes of finishing a graduate ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Abduction from the Seraglio by Roberta Clipper

  Murphy Writing of Stockton College Presents This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Taylor Coyle that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   Abduction from the Seraglio by Roberta Clipper I met her in London. In my cousin Shawn's favorite black and tan. We're the only cousins the same age. Our mothers are sisters. We were always begging them to fly us to each other's houses—him to visit me in Nairobi, me to spend school holidays with him in London. I was staring at her long, ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Poems by Kim Addonizio

  Murphy Writing of Stockton College Presents This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Taylor Coyle that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   "What Do Women Want?" by Kim Addonizio I want a red dress. I want it flimsy and cheap, I want it too tight, I want to wear it until someone tears it off me. I want it sleeveless and backless, this dress, so no one has to guess what’s underneath. I want to walk down the street past Thrifty’s and the hardware store with all those ... Read More...