This post has caused a lot of anxiety on my part, because it's very personal. I'm an MFA candidate. I also worked full-time at a job that was in no way writing-related and expected me to work ten hours a day with a vigorous passion for others. This last month, I made a decision to… Continue reading I Quit my Job Yesterday
Just a reminder, we're taking first year contributor applications until June 1st. You must be starting a creative writing MA or MFA in poetry, fiction or nonfiction this fall to be eligible. We especially need more nonfiction applicants. Check out our application page for full details.
Forgive me for the extreme tardiness in posting this, my last entry as a first-year blogger for The MFA Years. The end of the semester proved daunting as I put the wraps on probably the toughest semester of my program. I honestly needed a week to recover after classes let out -- a pattern I… Continue reading April, May, and Beyond
Imagine you’re a young chef, about to leave Le Cordon Bleu after having studied under some of the best gastronomers the world has to offer, and, just as you’re sent off to practice your art, you realize that nobody taught you the proper way to set a table. Sure, it’s not essential to know whether… Continue reading Performing Poets
This semester, I took Forms in Fiction with Garnett Kilberg-Cohen. You may be thinking to yourself, There goes poet Gillian, prose-ing around like she’s frolicking through a meadow! Way to experiment! My Forms in Fiction class this semester was all about studying the textures in the genre of fiction, and so we looked at hybrid… Continue reading A Poet in Prose Land