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hazelnutworld

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About hazelnutworld

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    MFA Poetry
  1. Hmmmmmmm, okay I'm going to keep thinking about this, then. For those of you who are familiar with PhD CW programs: Any program suggestions for a more traditional writer? Or for someone who writes poetry in a confessional/narrative vein? Asking for a friend.
  2. Yay! I hope it's good fit for you Poet!
  3. Thank you all for this advice! For a while I was debating whether to apply for a PhD in Lit or Creative Writing, but lately I've been leaning towards Lit. I'm not interested in repeating the MFA experience, and I want to be qualified to teach a variety of college English classes. (Not that I'm complaining about my MFA. It's great!)
  4. How do I make myself the most competitive English PhD candidate possible? I'm currently pursuing an MFA, but I'm considering getting my PhD in either Lit or Rhet/Comp in order to better my job prospects. Of course, all the writing I've been doing for the past two years has been creative, and I only have poetry publications to my name. I plan to take off a few years between the MFA and the (potential) PhD. What could I do in that time to improve my application? Publish scholarly papers? Audit a literature class?