Feb 26, 2008, 12:14 AM
Post #205 of 467
So in addition to checking the threads in the speakeasy compulsively every five minutes and losing hope with every new post about a phone call from James Galvin, I've been trying to find out everything I can about the Iowa program, which makes me all the more desperate to get in there and all the more convinced I won't. So today I was checking out the Iowa Wikipedia page-and I know, I know, Wikipedia is not the most reliable source on the web, etc, etc, but I still like it and find it "mostly" reliable, and plus it's a good distraction--so I'm checking it out, and I mean, I knew that a lot of famous poets went to Iowa and stuff, but man, it was like the friggin' contemporary canon. So here's just a few of the ones I wrote down to send to my friend (who's in the same boat): Robert Bly, Rita Dove, Donald Justice, Mark Strand, James Tate, Philip Levine, Galway Kinnell, Jorie Graham, Charles Wright, W.D. Snodgrass, Stephen Dobyns, Robert Dana, Norman Dubie, Marvin Bell, Thomas Lux, etc, etc, etc . . . ridiculous, right? Just thought I'd share, since this discovery made me on the one hand kind of excited, and on the other hand kind of freaked out. Is it bad luck for me to be doing this type of thing? Vaguely masochistic? I don't know. There's not much else to do, and not much else I've been thinking about, except the one other school I've heard from, which has forunately accepted me.
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Ok, time to go sleep. Think I've done enough stressing out for today. Hope all of your MFA dreams come true, folks.