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About MoJuiced

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    Double Shot
  • Birthday 05/04/1984

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    I have many interests: music composition, sciences of all kind (hard and soft), art in general, printmaking, origami, fashion, the complete spectrum of linguistic expression, comedy, film, sculpture, graphic novels, history, esoterica, astronomy, neuroscience, philosophy, theology, hip hop, basketball, etc. etc. Chances are I'm into it. I have two awesome black cats.
  • Application Season
    2014 Fall
  • Program
    MFA Poetry

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  1. You should be aware that the published rankings are severely flawed in a systemic, methodological way. They largely reflect funding and not terribly accurately either. They're based almost exclusively on the opinions and applying habits of the applicants themselves, some of whom are more well versed in researching programs and many many others who are applying based on the rankings... in a conveniently cyclical way. Funding is great and other things are great, but look for fit in terms of what your interests are and what you wish to gain and who is there to impart it. You can find samples
  2. Getting a job teaching creative writing does not require an MFA. It's generally predicated on publishing and acclaim. An MFA would be a nice thing on your CV, but it is not worth going into debt for, especially as it's not such a huge factor in getting the job. I was advised strongly against going into debt or paying for it. The true benefit of an MFA is having the stimulated time to work and exchange ideas; feedback and lessons from faculty; the community of writers; the new experiences; the connections; etc..If that is what you wish to gain, then by all means pursue it. I'm similarly in
  3. Officially struck out. Got my rejection from Indiana (finally). I'll be back with a vengeance.
  4. Although, I will say I've heard stories that give reason to hope -- people learning of acceptance 2nd week in April and even... JUNE. My policy is now to assume the worst and not get my hope up too much.
  5. I'm also waiting on Indiana, but I'm not holding my breath. I take it to mean that I'm at best a back-up to the waitlist.
  6. I was resorting to all sorts of esoterica while also constantly fantasizing about winning stupid amounts of money... but then I met someone a few days ago and now I DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ANYTHINGGGGGGGGGGGG It may be a blessing in disguise to not be leaving town in 5-6 months.
  7. Hang in there aland81! We're in the exact same boat. And we'll make safe passage across this wide gulf together. pdh12, I mean it sincerely! I can't overstate it: I love that poem.
  8. My mistake. I would definitely suggest Brown for a myriad of reasons. I was a hopeful this year and will likely re-apply next year! I wish us both well ;-)
  9. I like where your head and heart are at, but if I have more awe-inducing poems than the ones I sent, I should question my portfolio building skills. However, we could make an impromptu and unannounced road trip to Indiana and stage some sort of acceptance coup.
  10. But I'm not modifying my signature til further notice. Also, if you guys need something to occupy your mind at any point, I have a link in my profile to the film from which my profile pic is taken -- it's a FANTASTIC movie. There's a really terrific scene starting at 1 hour & 17 minutes.
  11. Do IT. I'll meet you there. I've written a poem about nenuphars. and, oh boy, a glimmer of hope still! I was feeling awfully cloudy to officially think it a wrap. Guess I need to delete some tweets now ;-)
  12. That is so kind! Thank you. I don't know what I'll do in those terms, though I'll look into it. My main plan is just to write my books. I'll probably re-apply next go-around.
  13. also I'm officially not re-applying to the programs that couldn't be bothered to give me the form letter I paid for.
  14. Indiana University MFA - Creative Writing, MFA (F14) Rejected via E-mail on 19 Mar 2014 A 19 Mar 2014 All people who got accepted/waitlisted have been notified, apparently. guess we're just waiting with bated breath for the blade of the guillotine to clap, Surprise! I'm taking it as official that I will be the writer-in-residence of my humble abode for another year at least.
  15. Did you get accepted to programs you didn't research?
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