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sanssoleil
Chris
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Mar 4, 2006, 8:19 PM

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Re: [franz] Rejection Day [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep Franz, your math is quite right. Either I will or will not get in to Brown. 50/50. Thanks for reminding me of this.


augustmaria


Mar 4, 2006, 8:43 PM

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Re: [gussy] Rejection Day [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm in the middle of a Nabokov-obsessed phase. One of my LORs included this sentiment on the subject of my writing:

"[it] inevitably recalls Nabokov in both its thematics and its wit..."

Probably way too much of Old Vlad Nab for the admission committees. Oh well, Montana seemed to like it!


gussy

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Mar 4, 2006, 9:16 PM

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Good for the Montana people !! Maybe the heirs of Viven Darkbloom write there :)

Where else have you applied? How's your tally so far? (if you just posted this in some other thread, ignore me, or just call me names and refer me to the right thread :))


viviandarkbloom


Mar 4, 2006, 9:46 PM

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PamukisGreat


Mar 4, 2006, 9:58 PM

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My first reaction to rejections from UMASS & IOWA:

FUCK THEM! FUCK THEM ALL!

But now I am feeling much better.


gussy

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Mar 4, 2006, 9:59 PM

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Hi Viviandude,

You made me laugh with your (fictional, let us hope) letters of rec. ! Where else have you applied?


poetastin


Mar 4, 2006, 10:06 PM

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FUCK THEM! FUCK THEM ALL!


Interestingly, also the final line of Robert Evan's superb autobiography, The Kid Stays in the Picture.

You got a little bit of the Evans in you, baby. Good? Hell, yes. Hurtful? Like a rhino. But at least you got yer nuts off on 'em, baby...


vitadimanche


Mar 4, 2006, 10:29 PM

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Just got a call from Lucie Brock-Broido accepting me to Columbia and offering me $10,000/year as a fellowship--no teaching!

Eep. I don't know if even full funding at FSU can make me turn Columbia down....


lytonyawename



Mar 4, 2006, 10:31 PM

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yes. Pamuk is great. i agree.

from and night in the life of jimmy reardon: "Fuck! You-all. Fuck! You-all." as said by River Phoenix, drunk, in white suit. A poem to his ex.


lytonyawename



Mar 4, 2006, 10:38 PM

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I'll let you guys know. Promise.

you're at one of the mythic lands, no? Austin or Iowa?

I get the feeling Alabama wasn't exactly planning on telling me anything for a little while. I checked, and on the gradcafe it says they notified their first acceptee for fiction in mid-Feb. I figure they were waiting to hear something from everyone first... but that they knew how pathetic i am and decided to throw me the bone once i asked.


sovietsleepover


Mar 4, 2006, 10:55 PM

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Holy shit! That's including a tuition waiver, right? Why would you turn that down?

Actually, that's a totally uninformed question: there are plenty of good reasons to turn down good money at a prestigious place for good money at a less prestigious place, though maybe I'm justifying my own grad school decision! Still, funding at Columbia is sort of like the mythological tipping-the-diner-waitress-with-a-winning-lotto-ticket or Orpheus descending into Hades & returning unscathed: it's happened before to a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend, and is only substantiable in the vaguest possible way. I mean, none of us actually ever met Orpheus. How are we supposed to know he didn't just go on a three week drinking binge on the other side of Greece & then come back looking maudlin, the lying ol' bastard.

Makes me think you didn't really get in, either! ;)

I'm just feeling loud & obnoxious & very nerdy right now; pardon my manners!


clarabow


Mar 4, 2006, 10:56 PM

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wow. you got a call on a saturday night?!? congrats!


sovietsleepover


Mar 4, 2006, 11:04 PM

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Ha: mythic, indeed! Austin, which ain't so mythic a city once you're there, though I keep hoping. There's a scale model of the Forbidden City in Katy, Texas (a suburb of Houston), which sounds pretty mythic to me, and is apparently falling into total disrepair and probably a drug front. I haven't been there yet, but I'm working up to a whole day tour of Austin mythology (incl. the Cathedral of Junk, Museum of Ephemerata, Church of the Friendly Ghost, etc).


vitadimanche


Mar 4, 2006, 11:07 PM

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This is the thing...it is NOT a tuition waiver, just the $10,000 a year, and I'm not exactly sure how expensive Columbia is, but 10G doesn't cut it, not to mention the price of living in the city (as much as I want to.) We'll see how things go.


viviandarkbloom


Mar 4, 2006, 11:17 PM

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Gussy, sorry, forgot to respond to your pm in my last post. I applied to: Oregon (because rain is cool), Virginia (because Ann Beattie is cool), Irvine (because it's so close to Disneyland!), Syracuse (because George Saunders is cool), Montana (because according to the Richard Ford story "Rock Springs," drinking and driving is legal in Montana!), Indiana (because that movie "Hoosiers" was kind of cool), and Pittsburgh (really, I have no idea why I applied to Pitt).

To the Columbia acceptance: holy shit! (According to Tom Kealey, Columbia is 33K a year.)

To sovietsleepover: I met Orpheus once. Ever since Eurydice died, he's been working part-time at the local music shop. He's actually a really good guitar player, but every time he plays something he's like, "This would sound much better on a lyre."


gussy

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Mar 4, 2006, 11:25 PM

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Wow, that is FANTASTIC. I'm a bit puzzled, though. I'd heard Columbia didn't offer good funding, but obviously my sources were wrong. So, do they offer you to pay all your university fees AND the 10 K ? (Well, I guess 10 K is not enough to live in NYC, is it?). Still, it sound pretty goddam good !!! Congratulations !!

(And if you could clarify the funding issue, I'd be thankful. Just curious).


Aubrie


Mar 4, 2006, 11:25 PM

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Hi and congratulations (!!!!!) on the Columbia acceptance. I'm assuming since Lucie called you it was a poetry acceptance?


vitadimanche


Mar 4, 2006, 11:42 PM

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Thanks to you all. Yes, this is for poetry.

And no, it's "only" 10K a year, which doesn't cover Columbia's exorbitant fees....but it helps!


rooblue


Mar 5, 2006, 12:05 AM

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I'm sorry Vivian the Guy, but you've got it all wrong about Orpheus. He's been in and out of rehab several times since Euridice passed, and now he's living in a halfway house on south Western and bussing tables at Denny's. He hates all music -- he says it reminds him of Her. When you see him on the bus wearing a I-Pod knockoff, that's just white noise pouring into those beautiful ears.


poetastin


Mar 5, 2006, 12:18 AM

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This is the thing...it is NOT a tuition waiver, just the $10,000 a year, and I'm not exactly sure how expensive Columbia is, but 10G doesn't cut it, not to mention the price of living in the city (as much as I want to.) We'll see how things go.



Wouldn't it be great if they put that on the web site? Columbia was home to many famous trustfundians, including Rick Moody, and the families of its students have their white little hands in many institutions, such as government and publishing! If you can buy your way into our program, then chances are your family has the resources to donate to our program some day, even after you make none of your actual income from publishing!

But they don't. So does anyone have the numbers? It's somewhere around $75, 000 total, I think. What does that come out to, $25K for each workshop? And for the talented students whose mommies aren't old-school NY rich or work or screw people at Random House, they offer the equivalent of 1/6th tuition? Wow, those guys are totally into art!


(This post was edited by poetastin on Mar 5, 2006, 12:19 AM)


soulzenful


Mar 5, 2006, 12:26 AM

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Based on that criteria, if I had an MFA program, I would definitely let you in! Stapling with enthusiasm and good pagination are excellent skills!

And for those who are tearing their hair out about not being able to read their LORs - I know I will be struck down by the gods of recommendation letter etiquette for this - but next time just tell your recommenders you are applying to an extra school that requires all the letters be sent with your application and then (lightening bolt preparing to strike) steal the little b*st*rds and read them.


augustmaria


Mar 5, 2006, 12:59 AM

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My tally is such:

Wanting me like a Humbert: Montana
"It's not you, it's me": Iowa, Michigan
Contemplating the next move: Bowling Green, Alaska Anchorage, UMass, Louisiana State, Indiana

I'm expecting a NO WAY from UMass any day now. Ah, oh well. I want to get out of New England, anyway.


viviandarkbloom


Mar 5, 2006, 1:14 AM

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I'm sorry Vivian the Guy, but you've got it all wrong about Orpheus. He's been in and out of rehab several times since Euridice passed, and now he's living in a halfway house on south Western and bussing tables at Denny's. He hates all music -- he says it reminds him of Her. When you see him on the bus wearing a I-Pod knockoff, that's just white noise pouring into those beautiful ears.


Yes, but all of his paychecks from Denny's go to paying off his huge student loans from Columbia (even Orpheus didn't get financial aid).

I actually read something by Rick Moody saying how everyone hated him at Columbia (all the profs were preaching the Gospel According to Carver), said he spent his second year just drinking (I guess he got one Carver-trait down). But I don't think that's the situation these days. After all, Ben Marcus is on the faculty.


shadowboxer


Mar 5, 2006, 1:27 AM

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Thanks to you all. Yes, this is for poetry.

And no, it's "only" 10K a year, which doesn't cover Columbia's exorbitant fees....but it helps!

Not to rain on your parade, but they don't give out tuition waivers. You'd have to be independently rich or take out substantial loans to survive. I'm sure that you'll get into a program of similar quality with better funding opportunities. And congratulations!


gussy

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Mar 5, 2006, 4:11 AM

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Johns Hopkins? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey,

Anybody knows when JHU starts sending notifications?

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