Nicole Santalucia and I were talking about po-biz, and I thought of this comic. As I told her, I don't mean to offend anyone. After all we are all in this together, needing each other's support and favors. But as Nicole put it:
This is the drug, the race and chase, what the MFA machine is pumping out. The goal should be building writing communities and connections between each other instead of trying to be "the one." Can't many of us be "the ones"? There are so many good poets today and we need to stop racing one another. On the other hand, in order to get a teaching job all this stuff needs to happen and there are only so many teaching jobs . .