Of all the electrons blasted across the internet in the raging debate about the Poets & Writers rankings of MFA programs across this land, these may be the most useless. While defending the honor of the Columbia MFA program, Scott Kenemore wrote the following:

“It’s [Columbia’s MFA program] for people whose genitals still work, dammit.”

How could anyone argue with such potent logic?

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →