“The Artist Never Looks Away”: Daniel Bowman, Jr.

In a low-residency program, the correspondence quarters between residencies can be a lonely time, as writing is a solitary and demanding enterprise.

The two ten-day residencies of SPU’s MFA program, then– in March on Whidbey Island and in July in Santa Fe– are times of reconnecting to the community, and preparing to return back to the world with renewed vision and passion.

This essay by current SPU MFA student Daniel Bowman (first published at Art House America) describes his experience leaving the Summer 2010 residency, which coincides with Image Journal’s Glen Workshop.

Dan studies poetry, and will graduate at the upcoming March residency.

He lives in upstate New York where he teaches at Houghton College.