Mar 5, 2010, 11:51 AM
Post #1636 of 2090
Aw, sheeeeit, son! The helmets have come off! It's like the '97 Avalanche/Red Wings rivalry except with words! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7DlAjrhm9s&feature=related
(for the record, more of a Blackhawks and Penguins fan)
Ooooh speaking of the Avalanche, anyone know what the deal was with that unsubstantiated claim about Denver notifying this coming week? Looks like that bit o' news on gradcafe got taken down, so I'm not sure how true it was.
For the record, I think Seth offers decent advice for writers applying to graduate creative writing programs. However, some of his points about the job market seem off; for instance, he rarely discusses the job market according to institution type, unlike most academics. Many of the entry level, tenure track jobs for CWer's--again--are not at R1 MFA programs.
Also, he claims that the "growing trend" for poets is 3-5 books, yet after going through the list of recent hires (available on AWP), I found no evidence to back-up this claim; most of the young poets (in academia, "young" is under 40, not someone like Carolyn Wright) had 1-2 books. Big difference between 1-2 and 3-5. A Van Jordan has 3 on his CV, but it appears that his third book was picked up after he was hired.
Maybe I'm missing something though and a bunch of 3-5 book, under 40 poets have been hired recently.
I would advice most of you to visit the Chronicle of Higher Ed forums if you have questions about the academic job market.
(This post was edited by gcsumfa on Mar 5, 2010, 11:55 AM)