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Aug 28, 2008, 10:02 PM

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Re: [Junior Maas] Choosing an MFA Program (2009)

And I agree, it's always tricky to talk about poetry...but I'll have to politely disagree with your assessment of UMass. Those 'big name' poets are kind of misleading; a lot of the UMass crowd are just published and read exclusively by UMass graduates, people with a boner for that kind of anyone-can-do-it, word salad poetry said to demonstrate various esoteric theories popularized by France in the late 70's. It's just a close the door, turn off the lights, circle jerk type of affair. What is the sound of five hands jerking? UMass seems to ask...only to be met with a collective yawn.

Other schools might have less published graduates, but those grads seem to at least have books that are read, win prestigious prizes, etc.

Tricky, tricky, tricky...

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(This post was edited by Junior Maas on Aug 28, 2008, 10:07 PM)

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Post edited by __________ (Veteran) on Aug 28, 2008, 10:07 PM

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