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The Aha! Moment: Kate Daniels of the MFA Program at Vanderbilt University

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

September/October 2016

<p>As part of a continuing series, poet Kate Daniels, director of the MFA program at Vanderbilt University, discusses the potential she saw in poetry applicant Tiana Clark’s admissions essay.</p>


News and Trends

September/October 2016

At the University of Pittsburgh, poets Dawn Lundy Martin, Terrance Hayes, and Yona Harvey recently established the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics—a creative think tank dedicated to studying, archiving, and promoting the work of African American poets.

A Lifetime to Write: Warren Wilson and the Origins of the Low-Residency MFA

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

Special Section

September/October 2016

<p>This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the country's oldest low-residency MFA program in creative writing, established by poet Ellen Bryant Voigt in 1976&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 15.4px;">at Goddard College before relocating to</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;Warren Wilson College in 1981. Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin explores the program’s history and legendary faculty, and how it has served as a model for other low-residency programs across the country.</span></p>

Industrious After Wisdom: Thoughts on the MFA as a Student and Teacher

by Jim Minick

Special Section

September/October 2016

<p>Writer and teacher Jim Minick recalls his unique experiences as a student in one MFA program while teaching in another, and offers ideas about what an ideal full- and low-residency program might include.</p>


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