Mar 6, 2008, 1:42 PM
Post #721 of 1632
I'm in L.A., and apparently Colorado sent my rejection letter to my parent's house. When I talked to my mom on the phone yesterday, I was getting ready to tell her, "Don't ask me! I don't know yet, and I will tell you when I know!" Instead she said, "We have some disconcerting news," and I guessed the point. Another year, another no MFA, but this year was quite different from last, and while I intend to apply to Law School next year and not an MFA, who knows, I may find myself a lawyer in my mid-30's dissatisfied with the tedium of the profession and crawling back to the MFA lottery-talent system.
Re: [HappyCianci] The Rolling of the Heads Begins at Iowa, Michigan, and Colorado
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But this discussion is not appropriate for the topic is it? Whether or not you intend to ever give up on something so intangible. Of course, people are getting in, but the more ambivalent opinions are about the system of getting your MFA, the less likely I am to waste my time applying to a program when I could be working on a novel instead. I suppose the way to go is apply to an out of the way program. I will apply to a random school in California or Florida or somehere in the South or somewhere remote where barely anyone else lives. I suspect Boulder is an anti-intellectual environment anyhow. I suspect they care more about skiing than they would a Nabokov short story about seeing an angel in your hotel room on a ski trip. I suppose I shouldn't make assumptions until I've attended a class there...