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May 30, 2012

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Nin, I'll pay you a bazillion bucks if you whisper the professor's name in my ear.

That professor certainly sounds familiar. I'll up the ante: a bazillion dollars and a dozen ears of corn!

I love the poem, Nin, and David's comments about the classic post-Guggenheim poem as well.

The professor's initials will suffice, but of course the poem applies to so many.

Not. . .
like. . .
Breadloaf.

The universal phrase of the MFA gives the impression that there's one single type of poem accepted in all MFA programs. However, I believe this fails to take into account conservative vs. liberal programs. Personally, I earned an MA at San Francisco State University. No surprise at all, they're very much open to experimental poetry. I'm now in Emerson College's MFA program. I've definitely sensed a little bit of resistance trying out different poetic styles i.e. if it should be even categorized as poetry. There is a variety.

The universal phrase of the MFA poem gives the impression that there's one single type of poem accepted in all MFA programs. However, I believe this fails to take into account conservative vs. liberal programs. Personally, I earned an MA at San Francisco State University. No surprise at all, they're very much open to experimental poetry. I'm now in Emerson College's MFA program. I've definitely sensed a little bit of resistance trying out different poetic styles i.e. if it should be even categorized as poetry. There is a variety.

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