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's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is Senior Poetry Editor at The Rumpus. More from this author →