Image: CCA MFA Comics What exactly is an MFA in comics? It’s the opportunity to be on the cutting edge by learning and refining one’s storytelling capabilities in a medium that’s only just starting to be explored. It also means a lot of sleepless nights cranking out comics as you spend July doing a semester’s… Continue reading Eric Wong Introduction (California College of the Arts ’18)
People like me don’t get MFA degrees. (...) The idea of pursuing an MFA first started to form when my workshop professor asked me to come to his office one night after class. Years before, this would have been because I wasn’t turning in homework, failed tests or just stopped showing up to class. This time, it was because the professor saw himself in my essay on Kim Addonizio’s book of poems Tell Me. “You can do what I do,” he told me. “This could be your future,” he said.
From the List-server into my inbox: Greetings all, We are nearing the midpoint already ... 2nd Half begins 10/17, right after the end of Fall Break on the 13th and 14th! Approaching Autumn in Albuquerque and the end of a third semester in a six semester degree, tick tock goes the outer clock and wow much… Continue reading Autumn Approaches Albuquerque (Cada día Cuenta)
Is That All There Is? Image: Veeresh Dandur For reasons that still mystify me, I know at least half the words to Peggy Lee’s 1969 anthem for the disillusioned. What a melodic string of disappointments. The Peggy that sings the song survived inferno, circus, falling in love—and was consistently underwhelmed by each experience. Really, for… Continue reading Tafisha A. Edwards Introduction (Southern Illinois University Carbondale ’18)
We Ain’t Even ‘posed to Be (Here): The Brown Boy Considers Mississippi On His First Day Image: Visit Mississippi I swore we would not begin in history, but I am a remixer of promises where it suits me which is a pretty way of saying that I knew that was a lie when I swore… Continue reading Julian Randall Introduction (University of Mississippi ’19)