Posts Tagged: MFA vs. POC

Fine the Way You Are

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Homogeneity in the literary scene isn’t a recent development. Earlier this year, Junot Diaz caused a stir by branding the unbearable too-whiteness of his workshop experience. Justin Torres and Ayana Mathis couldn’t help but contribute: “One of the characters is sort of referred to as having something like almond skin, something that would identify the […]

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Art is What We Buy

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Literature and commercial publishing have a diversity problem. People of color and women are both in short supply. Rumpus contributor Daniel Peña, writing at Plougshares, offers a market-based explanation: But I wonder how much these problems stem not from MFA whiteness, or the MFA system, or even publishing at large, but from the very narratives […]

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