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  1. 2018 Hollins MFA

    Hello. Just wanted to create a little space for dialogue in case anyone else is considering this program.
  2. Columbia MFA decisions

    Very specific question here, but just wondering if others have heard back from Columbia—either rejection or acceptances? I’ve been lurking on the threads here and have seen folks posting decisions for fiction and poetry but haven’t heard from creative nonfiction applicants. Are there just fewer of us posting here?
  3. Weekend Results

    Hey everyone! I've seen some results going up - it looks like some people are hearing back from their schools on weekends? This is my first round of applications, so I had just kind of assumed emails/phone calls would only happen during business hours! Does anyone know otherwise? Thanks and good luck!
  4. I applied to Virginia Tech, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, Rutgers, Alabama, Michener, Houston, Iowa, Saint Mary's, and UC Irvine, and I'm so anxious to hear back! If you've applied to MFA programs, when did you hear back from your schools? Thank you so much!
  5. I'm wondering if I can pool together knowledge of programs with fellow poetry/poetics folks. I'm shooting high--looking for an M.A. with a poetry/poetics concentration, or at least faculty with the specialization. I also need the opportunity to be fully-funded--I'm not planning on attending a program without that offer. Also interested in M.A./M.F.A. programs, and programs that value interdisciplinary humanities research (i.e. my undergraduate thesis is on visual poetry so I'm interested in the intersection of lit and art as well as graphic narratives, comics, etc.) Here are the three I'm sure I'm applying to, plus other possibilities. I'm looking to add 2-3 more to my list. Brock University, Ontario, MA SUNY Buffalo, MA/PhD University of Maine, MA Possibilities: Georgetown, MA (full funding available to very few students) Northwestern, MA/MFA dual degree (a big reach--a brand new program, and they only accept 4 students a year) University of Washington, MA University of Utah, MA (full funding and Craig Dworkin, but not the most thrilling course offerings) Penn State, MA University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA (has Timothy Yu, but likely not fully-funded, course offerings okay) If any other poetics folks know of programs good for us, let's chat! I'm bummed that Portland State isn't fully-funded, as that had great faculty. Hoping there are others.
  6. Hey yall! So I got good news for my MFA poetry applications-- I'm a Berkeley local and applied to SFSU's MFA program as well as CCA's MFA and got into both! I am having a lot of trouble figuring out what I should do. I'd appreciate as much advice as possible! Right now I'm thinking about these things: SFSU: is a LOT cheaper, and I'm getting a scholarship for the first semester; amazing staff; offers teaching certification included with degree; is located kind of far away so commuting will be a pain depending on how many days a week I am actually on campus [tuition is approx 7k per year] CCA: private art school; offering me a more prestigious array of scholarships even though it will still end up more expensive than SFSU; no teaching certification; amazing campus, but i'll be surrounded by people who are mostly willing or able to dive into an insanely high tuition and idk how comfortable id feel being in that environment as a low income person of color [tuition is approx 40k per year, but i would basically be receiving 70% of my tuition covered] I've also been traveling all month for academic events and its made it super hard to organize the pros and cons of each. Basically floundering a little!!! Thank you in advance <3
  7. UT Austin Poetry MFA

    Hey everybody. Were you accepted into the UT Austin Poetry MFA? Do you have other offers? Are you planning on going somewhere else? Because this is my only good news, & it's a wait list. Trying to plan my future, yo. Also: anyone know what their funding amounts are? Ty, and go in peace, fellow poets!
  8. Hello, all, Forgive me for the likely numerous crimes against etiquette I'm committing—I'm new here!—but I thought you folks seemed awfully keen and was hopeful you may lend me some advice. I've been trying to decide on a PhD program which may be the right fit for me. But it's hard deciding. I've been given advice that the toppiest of top programs is where it's at and anything else is an utter waste of time; I've also been told to find my "fit." Because my degree was in the humanities, because I have little time to prepare for the GRE(s), and because I don't have a strong second language, I feel I am going to have trouble getting accepted in any of the top universities. What I do have is an MFA, a few publications (poetry), in-field job experience (bookstores and editing), and a whole lotta ambition. I want to get the absolute most out of a PhD program and continue towards becoming one of those uber-generalists like Joseph Campbell or Ezra Pound who didn't do things traditionally but had some success and learned oodles and oodles on the way. And I want to go through a PhD program with the mindset of learning as much as I can and improving my writing craft, publishing connections, and knowledge. So, I'm at your mercy: how do I decide where will be the "right fit" for me? And as I describe my aims, do any universities you know of leap to mind? Should I focus on Literature or should I focus entirely on a creative writing PhD? Is it alright to choose a college which may not be so highly ranked, but would offer the student chances to diversify their study widely and pursue their own vision?—and if so, which colleges are these? I have found it difficult to tell on my jaunts through website after website. Thank you for any and all help with my endless questions. I really appreciate it.
  9. Programs Under the Radar

    Just wanted to put my two cents in here when it comes to MFA programs and funding. Of course full-funding is ideal; I wouldn't recommend going in debt for an MFA unless you have a solid plan for a job post-graduation. BUT there are a lot of programs that don't make the full-funding list, but they do fully-fund most of their students. So you have to do a bit more of your own research rather than just relying on the lists of fully-funded programs, but you can still find programs that will fully-fund you, and where you have a better chance of getting in. EWU (Eastern Washington University) is one of those. I'm advocating for them because my time in the program was so wonderful that I want them to get the attention they deserve. They really want to be able to fund everyone, but they can't just yet. They do offer funding to about 75% of the students, and there are tons of opportunities beyond just teaching comp. You could teach literature, do technical writing, manage a lit mag (Willow Springs) a small press (Willow Springs Books) run educational outreach programs and coordinate a literary festival (Get Lit!), direct the Writers in the Community program (teaching outside the university classroom) and second year MFAs have the opportunity to teach creative writing (instead of comp.) So it really is worth your time to do a bit of extra research beyond the lists. It's great to aim for those really selective programs, but smart to put some of the programs that are a bit more under the radar on your list. EWU has around an 11% acceptance rate, and it's seriously an awesome program. Spokane is a great city for writers (poets especially) and really cheap to live too. Any questions about that program let me know!
  10. Reading List for 2017

    Since I will be out of school until the Fall of 2017, I decided to make my New Year's Resolution to read more frequently. I have always regretted not reading as much of the classics as I would like. I will be studying psychology, so I may want to avoid books on that subject, but I love anything educational and enhancing. If you have a list or recommendations for must-reads, please share them! I'm currently focusing on The Classics according to Good Reads.
  11. I'm an Indian national, with a 4-year Bachelor's degree in Engineering. I'm interested in pursuing MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry). Since funds are a major concern for me, I want the course to be a fully funded one-- financial aid starting from the first semester itself. Also, I need to maximise my chances of selection; hence, I'm looking to apply to okay to decent schools where chances of converting the application are comparatively higher than top universities which take very very few students. I know I can build from a small start. Hence, could you please suggest (out of the confounding number of schools) a few select names which satisfy these constraints of mine? Any information in this regard would be extremely helpful.
  12. French Graduate programs

    Hello everyone! I am currently investigating programs in French and Francophone Studies. I'm interested modern literature and poetry. Does anyone have any suggestions or experiences that they could share?
  13. Hello everyone! I am currently investigating MFA programs in Creative Writing. My main focus is poetry, but I'm also very interested in fiction. Does anyone have any suggestions or experiences that they could share?
  14. Philosophy of poetry

    Hi, I'm writing a dissertation on the philosophy of poetry. The theme of my work is "The poetic act as a mode of language's disclosedness". The object of the research is the poetic as both rationality and act. The subject is the disclosedness of the language. The aim is to study poetic ability to open language as a possibility. Could anybody recommend me some literature on my theme?
  15. MFA Poetry - Statement of Purpose

    Hi there, and thanks in advance for any advice you can offer I am applying for my MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry). I've been battling my SOP for a solid week. I am curious as to what approaches anyone has found successful in their SOP for poetry in particular. I'm particularly interested in two things: (1) Tone - trying to find a balance of professionalism and, of course, creative voice....not sure how conservative to be. (2) Poetry-related content...Do admissions boards what to know specific poets I read? Who inspires me? My academic understanding/study of the craft? I'm absolutely stuck...Sincerely appreciate direction and thoughts ~ Thanks!!