To MFA or Not to MFA…

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Anelise Chen’s fantastic essay, “On Blowing My Load: Thoughts From Inside the MFA Ponzi Scheme,” still has an amazing conversation raging in its comments section.

So, is it better to have MFA-ed and lost, than never to have MFA-ed at all; or is something rotten in the state of MFA? Why not weigh in with your thoughts?


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He has also written for The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is a co-owner of The Rumpus. Follow him on Twitter. More from this author →