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franz


Feb 14, 2006, 7:26 PM

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Re: [perfunctory] MFA applicants from Portland, OR. and Pac NW Can't Post


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franz, i'm from portland and have six applications out right now.

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Where are you applying to? Fiction or poetry?
I'm in fiction, applying to 8 places: Iowa, Washington, Brown, Cornell, JHU, Emerson, UMass-Amherst, and the obligatory Stegner Fellowship lottery ticket.

What part of town are you in? I live in SE. Sad at the thought of leaving Portland...


Franz Knupfer, author of short stories and novels


perfunctory


Feb 14, 2006, 7:28 PM

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Re: [franz] MFA applicants from Portland, OR. and Pac NW Can't Post

poetry: notre dame, michener center, umass amherst, ole miss and unc-greensboro.

i just finished my undergrad at u of o and am savoring these last months in portland. it's a great place, but i hope i can spend a couple of years elsewhere so i may treasure it more when i finally move back. i live in NW, way up behind forest park.


sanssoleil
Chris

Feb 19, 2006, 8:43 PM

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Re: [perfunctory] MFA applicants from Portland, OR. and Pac NW Can't Post

Hello--
Been lurking on PW for a few days; haven't posted anything until now. I've actually felt pretty isolated since moving to Portland, and am happy to read here that someone is interested in getting together to share work, worries etc. Can't seem to make any literary friends. The application process was endured sans commiseration--I hadn't discovered this board yet. Anyway, I applied to a boatload:

Iowa
Brown
Syracuse
Hunter
NYU
Columbia
New School
U of Washington
Cal Arts
Irvine
SFSU
USF

I live in the Northeast. Alberta-ish.


franz


Feb 19, 2006, 11:42 PM

Post #29 of 63 (6332 views)
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Re: [sanssoleil] MFA applicants from Portland, OR. and Pac NW Can't Post


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Hello--
Been lurking on PW for a few days; haven't posted anything until now. I've actually felt pretty isolated since moving to Portland, and am happy to read here that someone is interested in getting together to share work, worries etc. Can't seem to make any literary friends. The application process was endured sans commiseration--I hadn't discovered this board yet. Anyway, I applied to a boatload:

Iowa
Brown
Syracuse
Hunter
NYU
Columbia
New School
U of Washington
Cal Arts
Irvine
SFSU
USF

I live in the Northeast. Alberta-ish.


Are you in fiction or poetry? (I'm in fiction.) I live in Sunnyside Neighborhood in SE. If you want to get together for a beer or tea, compare notes, share work or whatever, let me know.


Franz Knupfer, author of short stories and novels


sanssoleil
Chris

Feb 20, 2006, 11:53 AM

Post #30 of 63 (6298 views)
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Re: [franz] MFA applicants from Portland, OR. and Pac NW Can't Post

That sounds great. We should get a group together. Any other Portlanders interested? I'm guessing the beverage (tea, beer, coffee, everclear) will depend on the collective level of anxiety and post-rejection depression or post-acceptance elation.

Oh, and I'm in fiction, but I've been unable to write since mailing my last application--you know, those night-before-Xmas jitters...anyone else having that problem?


perfunctory


Feb 20, 2006, 12:25 PM

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Re: [sanssoleil] MFA applicants from Portland, OR. and Pac NW Can't Post

I'd definitely be interested in getting together, to ease jitters or otherwise. I am currently driving myself crazy about the whole process. I've also been totally unable to write, and have been wanting to get back into it. If someone would be interested in exchanging works and bouncing ideas around I would also be down for that (I hesitate to use the word "workshop," something much more informal is what I'm after now).


almost


Mar 23, 2006, 2:34 PM

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Re: [a_zoetrope] MFAs in Oregon Can't Post

Has anyone heard from The University of Oregon in fiction?!?!?!?


bullscheidt


Mar 23, 2006, 2:41 PM

Post #33 of 63 (6172 views)
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I haven't heard anything my application status from Oregon (fiction), but they keep sending me these big thick envelopes that get my hopes up and then turn out to be housing brochures. How cruel!


almost


Mar 23, 2006, 2:45 PM

Post #34 of 63 (6166 views)
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Re: [bullscheidt] MFAs in Oregon Can't Post

Well. I have received no housing brochures from them, so I feel like crap now. Maybe it *is* a good sign for you, tho!


Kelsie


Mar 23, 2006, 9:53 PM

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Hey kids...

All I can say is I was doing a little spying on my advisors desk here at Oregon and that's how I found out they'd made poetry decisions...

But I can't say the same for fiction. Perhaps the fiction profs are still fighting about who gets what. It's notoriously happened before. But don't tell anyone I told you.

: )


lavashlavash


Mar 23, 2006, 11:37 PM

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Hey kids...

All I can say is I was doing a little spying on my advisors desk here at Oregon and that's how I found out they'd made poetry decisions...

But I can't say the same for fiction. Perhaps the fiction profs are still fighting about who gets what. It's notoriously happened before. But don't tell anyone I told you.

: )

Rumor has it that Garrett Hongo had to fight to get Chang-rae Lee admitted. True?


mchard


Mar 27, 2008, 12:45 AM

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Oregon Can't Post

Would anyone care to elaborate on the current state of the program at the University of Oregon (poetry in particular)? Any current students? Former students? Any advice? Inside knowledge? Pros? Cons?

Any information would be great. I know the program is still held in high regard; I was just curious what others thought.

M.


liamolly


Mar 27, 2008, 12:05 PM

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Portland State? Can't Post

Anyone lurking on the Speakeasy apply to Portland State (Fiction)? Heard anything yet? Expect to hear anything soon? Know how many spaces they have or applications they get on average? Know anything at all?!? I'm so in the dark! I was told: "The application review process is ongoing. Expect admit/reject notification to be sent out by April 15." I love Portland and the MA looks perfectly fabulous so I'm holding out hopes big time for them to come through for me.


skyep


Apr 13, 2008, 2:00 PM

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Re: [liamolly] Portland State? Can't Post

Hi,

I applied to Portland State (Fiction), too. Haven't heard anything yet!


fixittuesday



Mar 2, 2009, 11:22 AM

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Oregon State? Can't Post

So I'm waitlisted for Oregon State--anyone have the scoop on it? I can't find too much. Funding? Teaching? General happiness with the program? Corvallis itself?
So far, it's looking like my most viable option, with my dream schools dropping like big sparkly flies all around me.

Anyone?


eet2


Mar 2, 2009, 1:20 PM

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Fixit -

I was accepted to Oregon State but probably won't be going there, so I can tell you what they told me. It's a two year program. The stipend is $8,700 (or thereabouts) per year, plus tuition waiver. They are on the quarter system, so each calendar year there is a fall, winter, and spring term (summer term you would have off). Of those 3 terms, for two of them as a TA you teach 1 class, then for the other you teach 2 classes. I know this year they accepted 6 into their prose program (fiction and NF are combined) and 3 for poetry. I assume this means everyone accepted will be funded since it is such a small number, but I could be wrong. From what I hear, Corvallis is a small town with a lot of outdoor activities and farmers markets. It's only about an hour from both Portland and the coast, so the location seems pretty good. That's all I know off the top of my head, but I hope it helps a little!

Emily


fixittuesday



Mar 2, 2009, 1:56 PM

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Re: [eet2] Oregon State? Can't Post

Thanks Emily!
Yeah, I was wondering about the funding especially--hmm. Hopefully, I'll have some choices--I've yet to hear from 10 other schools. We'll see! Thanks again for the insight!


germericanqt


Mar 2, 2009, 2:21 PM

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I hope U of Oregon notifies this week. If past years are any indication, it's quite likely.


slackaye


Mar 4, 2009, 8:33 AM

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Re: [germericanqt] Oregon State? Can't Post

A quick note on UO. If last year was anything to go by, they will not notify all their acceptances at the same time. I was the last person they let in before starting the waitlist and they called me a good week or maybe even two after the first notification was reported.

I realize that's only going to prolong your agony along with your hope, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.


magicalthought


Mar 5, 2009, 1:59 PM

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fixit,
How did Oregon State notify you about the waitlist?


fixittuesday



Mar 5, 2009, 2:06 PM

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I got an email from the director on Feb 26 letting me know--it's my only viable option so far, so Im hoping a spot opens up!


anna2


May 6, 2009, 5:59 PM

Post #47 of 63 (5112 views)
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Re: [mchard] Oregon Can't Post

I too would love to hear more about the U of O program (though I'd be applying for fiction.) I've had a hard time finding information about their program besides what they have on their website. It would be great to hear about the atmosphere, pros and cons, etc. from a graduate!


Woon


Sep 7, 2009, 10:27 PM

Post #48 of 63 (4498 views)
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Re: [anna2] Oregon Can't Post

Ditto on Oregon. I'd like to get some insights on the program. I'm applying in fiction.


Anurag


Feb 19, 2010, 10:40 AM

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Re: [Woon] Oregon-Eugene Can't Post

Hey, anyone heard from Oregon at Eugene? I am losing my sleep here.


Anurag


R D Lite


Feb 20, 2010, 4:09 PM

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Re: [Anurag] Oregon-Eugene Can't Post

The profs at the University of Oregon are still working on reading through the fiction apps. Last year they didn't start making calls until mid-March, and they've had more applications this year, so don't panic yet.

I'm in the fiction program here, so if you have specific questions I'll try to answer them.

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