Posts Tagged: mfa programs

Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Can you tell the difference between E. E. Cummings and a YouTube commenter? (It’s really not as hard as it looks.)

Caroline Guinzio has been guest blogging at Unstressed this week, and I enjoyed this piece very much in light of the long interview we recently published with Rebecca Wolff.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Barbara Jane Reyes has a good response to the New Yorker article on MFA programs I posted earlier.

At Harriet, Don Share takes on poetry reviews, even though he’s tired of the whole story. I took his post as an opportunity to expound on my own reviewing policies, both as reviewer and editor.

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Louis Menand on Creative-Writing Programs

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Louis Menand has really been on a roll this year. First the must-read article about how the Village Voice changed journalism, then the article on Donald Barthelme, and now this week, an essay about The Program Era by Mark McGurl, a book dealing with the origins of creative-writing programs, their development over the past half-century, and how they have affected American writing over those decades.

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