Category Archives: Field Studies Grand Manan

GUEST POET BY KEVIN MOSBY

    LOBSTER TRAPPED by Kevin Mosby                 Standing on the back deck of my temporary home, the Flagg House, overlooking the crescent-arced Flagg Cove, my visitor Carl Waters looks to the sunset sea ebbing to the shore of Stanley Beach. — This used to be mine, all […]

GUEST POST BY KIM BUSSING

                                         THESE WOMEN WHO ARE MADE OF WATER by Kim Bussing   Willa Cather wouldn’t have seen the fox. Their time on Grand Manan didn’t intersect —red foxes were brought to the island in the 1870s […]

GUEST POST BY EMILIO CARRERO

    NOTES ON A CEMETERY by Emilio Carrero   It was on my morning run, a few days ago, that I saw a deer waiting to cross the road. The time was around 6 a.m., about an hour before high tide. I slowed up as soon as I saw it standing on the edge […]

GUEST POST BY LAURA ESPÓSTO

            The Collection and What Remains by Laura Espósto   I. On our first morning on Grand Manan a bridge of Cirrostratus trail in from the south east. I ask Eshani if I can use her bedroom window to gauge whether the gauze sheet of clouds is above or below 25,000 […]

GUEST POST BY ESHANI SURYA

              Under What’s Seen Eshani Surya   The call comes early after we have hit open sea, after we can’t see Grand Manan any longer, or even the littler pieces of land that jut up from among the waves. By now the whale watch boat has taken us past […]

GUEST POST BY EMI NOGUCHI

            Finding Here-ness in the Grey Zone Emi Noguchi       When people on Grand Manan talk about the Grey Zone, they are typically referring to the waters claimed by both the United States and Canada near Machias Seal Island, a lonely rock of a place inhabited during breeding […]

GRAND MANAN FIELD STUDIES LAUNCHES

Summer 2018 Field Studies Grand Manan launched on July 4th with arrival on the Grand Manan V of the three participating University of Arizona MFA students. They will be working with high school students from Grand Manan Community School and visiting the Bowdoin College Scientific Research Station on Kent Island. Their reports from the field […]

Field Studies Grand Manan, guest post from Claire McClain

Grand Manan Field Studies 2017: New Arrivals

The University of Arizona Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the third year of its Field Studies in Writing Program on Grand Manan Island in the Canadian Maritimes, made possible with support from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program Environment and Social Justice and under the leadership of Alison Hawthorne Deming, Haury Chair and Regents’ […]

Grand Manan Field Studies, guest post from Joshua Riedel

Kent Island: “Prey for Fog” About five miles south of Grand Manan lies Kent Island, a home for nesting birds and spittlebugs and lots of fog. I’d hoped to visit the island during my stay on Grand Manan, but the trip wasn’t guaranteed. Boats bound for Kent Island are infrequent, and weather conditions needed to […]