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Mae Fields



Apr 3, 2009, 12:03 AM

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Thanks Unsaid and Raina!

It is definetly a relief - a great program and I'm thrilled about it. I'm going to wait and see what happens with the coveted school I'm waitlisted at, only because the funding would work out better for me there, but I would be very happy writing in Missoula. Today's a great day. I'll be sure to post my final tally. Take care!


motet
Dana Davis / Moderator
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Apr 3, 2009, 11:50 AM

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In Reply To
I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right place, but:



No, zamboro, this actually isn't the best thread for that conversation. To some people it might be a conversation worth having but it is definitely off-topic in this thread.

Please take that discussion to either Self-confidence & Writing or even a better choice Writing Sample.

Thanks.

Dana Davis
Speakeasy Moderator


rainafields


Apr 7, 2009, 11:47 AM

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New Orleans MFA - Any info? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm cross-posting this on the MFA Blog/TSE, but my boyfriend just got into the MFA Program at New Orleans for poetry. Does anyone have any information about the program, funding, class size, etc.?

He emailed the director for some info. Is anyone's heading to UNO or attended the program? You can also email me raina.fields at gmail.com.

Thanks, y'all!


NickMcRae
Nick McRae

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Apr 7, 2009, 8:11 PM

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Ole Miss [In reply to] Can't Post

Accepted at Ole Miss (with TA, tuition waiver, and health insurance) today by phone (voicemail). For poetry.

As much as it hurts me, I'm going to have to turn it down for the Fulbright. I missed Gary Short's call, so I don't know if they are allowed to defer admission, but if what I've been experiencing with other schools holds true at Ole Miss, I'm going to have to hope that this acceptance will carry weight next year. But I'm hoping for better news, of course.

This grant is a blessing and a curse! But mostly a blessing, I think.

The final tally (for poetry):

Accepted:
Bucknell
McNeese
Ole Miss
UNCG

Waitlist:
Ohio State

Rejected:
Alabama
Arkansas
Vanderbilt
Virginia (educated guess)
Virginia Tech (educated guess)

NM


"You got a song, man, sing it. / You got a bell, man, ring it." - Robert Creeley

Nick McRae
nmcrae1@gmail.com
http://nickmcrae.com/


symmetrical


Apr 9, 2009, 1:30 PM

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Alabama [In reply to] Can't Post

Just got into Alabama for poetry off the waitlist!


als02


Apr 9, 2009, 1:51 PM

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Just found out I'm in at UNO--but no word on funding yet (I'm kind of worried from other posters' information on this matter... I have a deadline to make here!). I called and they said they'd sent a letter last week... that I hadn't gotten yet. Oh, well.

So, here's where I stand, with my final acceptance/rejection finally in:

Acceptances
S. Carolina (with funding)
Rutgers-Newark (no word on funding)
UNO (no word on funding)

Waitlist
McNeese State

I have to let S. Carolina know by April 15 in writing whether I'll accept. I have NO IDEA what to do. I mean, I don't want to go into debt over this, so I'd more than likely follow the money. But otherwise--how do I decide? I've talked with students and faculty already. If money pans out at those other places, do I just make a pros/cons list? I'm thinking about taking a couple days off work and going to visit NJ, since I've never been there, and maybe take part of the weekend to go to Lake Charles and UNO (both are on Spring Break, though, so don't know what kind of feel I'd get).

Any thoughts? Please?


Mae Fields



May 7, 2009, 12:59 AM

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Oregon [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not sure if any of my peeps are still following the boards, but I will be headed to the University of Oregon this Fall for poetry!


IrisAnn

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May 13, 2009, 2:52 PM

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Re: [symmetrical] Alabama [In reply to] Can't Post

congratulations symmetrical!

it's hard for me to keep track of everyone's acceptance progress on here, so i can't quite remember: had you been considering other schools?

the reason I ask is: i have signed my contract (pretty much) @ KU, absolutely love the program and town and people, and then yesterday got taken off of NYU's waiting list (accepted in poetry). I love NY, and it's such a top-ranked competitive school, but i'm not sure i'd have the same quality of life... it's just a lot to consider...

anyway, i'm proud of my accomplishment of just getting in, regardless of what i decide.

i'm just curious of how those who thought they had either their decisions made, or at least their only options lined up, are feeling and reacting to the waitlist shake up. any advice?


(This post was edited by IrisAnn on May 13, 2009, 2:54 PM)


roykofan


May 16, 2009, 2:51 PM

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Northwestern [In reply to] Can't Post

I was accepted at Northwestern on Wednesday. On one hand I'm thrilled because I'm a Chicago-area native, and many of the faculty members sound like they would be fascinating to study under. On the other hand, it looks like funding is minimal to non-existent. Any NU students out there with advice about paying for school?


umass76


May 16, 2009, 3:17 PM

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Re: [roykofan] Northwestern [In reply to] Can't Post

Roykofan,

If you get any kind of job at the University, they significantly reduce your tuition. So search the NU job website for opportunities--and best to do that right now. Also, keep in mind they schedule their classes so that you can work in addition to attending the program. While that's certainly not ideal, I think one should, if one isn't working at NU, expect that to attend NU you will need either full or near-full employment elsewhere, as I don't think federal loans will be enough to subsist in Chicago (while paying tuition) otherwise. Finally, you'll want/need to stretch the program out to its maximum five-year duration; that way, because you're paying by the credit, it's more affordable. If you try to rush through the program, a) it's terribly expensive, b) because you'll also be working while you're going through it, you'll find yourself too burned out/exhausted to write, and c) you'll find it harder to make any federal loans you take out a substantial part of your subsistence, because your per-year tuition costs will be too high. Again, this is a program to take your time with, not rush through--can't emphasize that enough. You don't want to come out with more than 20K-30K in debt, at an absolute maximum.

Be well,
Seth

Counseling Center for MFA Applicants (CCA)
: http://sethabramson.blogspot.com/2009/04/counseling-center-for-applicants-cca.html

MFA Rankings & Statistics (at right-hand sidebar)
: http://www.sethabramson.blogspot.com/

*****


(This post was edited by umass76 on May 16, 2009, 3:18 PM)


roykofan


May 16, 2009, 3:24 PM

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Seth

Your advice makes a LOT of sense. Some points confirm my previously-held suspicions, while others have opened up new angles I'd not yet considered. As a first-time MFA applicant, I often feel like I'm flying blind. Thanks so much for your help!


NickMcRae
Nick McRae

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Jan 25, 2010, 3:16 PM

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Acceptances [In reply to] Can't Post

Accepted to North Texas' PhD in poetry today by e-mail.

Also, accepted to the MA (creative emphasis) programs at Northern Michigan and Alabama-Birmingham in December.

Funding is still TBA at all.

NM


"You got a song, man, sing it. / You got a bell, man, ring it." - Robert Creeley

Nick McRae
nmcrae1@gmail.com
http://nickmcrae.com/


Forum Apps


Jan 25, 2010, 3:22 PM

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Re: [NickMcRae] Acceptances [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats! Wonderful news. I'm sure you'll do just fine on the funding front too.


emilychristine
Emily Sims

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Jan 25, 2010, 4:33 PM

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Congratulations! That is so exciting!


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kbritten

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Jan 25, 2010, 4:57 PM

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Re: [emcsims] Acceptances [In reply to] Can't Post

No acceptance to report, so sorry to disappoint (I know how irritating that is, sorry!!) but, I feel like we're neglecting our low-res brethren, so any low-res acceptances, please report!


Colder


Jan 25, 2010, 5:47 PM

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Big congrats, Nick. Denton is a pretty cool college town, and I think I heard that Penkov started teaching CW there, and if you read his story in 2008 BASS, it's fantastic. EDIT: I just realized you're in poetry...

And if you have any worries about moving to the South, which you probably don't, there's nothing to worry about really. Denton/Dallas etc isn't really the "South." It is, however, mostly a suburban middle class culture, not exactly hip but fairly modern.


(This post was edited by Colder on Jan 25, 2010, 5:48 PM)


bergdalea
Abbie J. Bergdale

Jan 25, 2010, 6:29 PM

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Re: [NickMcRae] Acceptances [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats!!!


potshot


Jan 25, 2010, 8:28 PM

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Congrats, Nick!


NickMcRae
Nick McRae

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Jan 26, 2010, 12:16 AM

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Re: [Colder] Acceptances [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks everyone!

@Colder - No worries on moving to the South. I'm a lifelong Georgian ;)

As for faculty, I'm just so incredibly stoked about UNT because Bruce Bond and Corey Marks, two of my very favorite poets, teach there (the whole reason I applied). Even if they can't end up getting me sufficient funding or I happen to get a better off somewhere else, I'm just thrilled that Bruce and Corey like my work. So honored.

Fingers crossed for all of us.

NM


"You got a song, man, sing it. / You got a bell, man, ring it." - Robert Creeley

Nick McRae
nmcrae1@gmail.com
http://nickmcrae.com/


unsaid78


Jan 26, 2010, 8:15 AM

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Congrats on all your great options thus far, Nick!


www.mfachronicles.blogspot.com - Follow us as we begin our 1st years in MFA programs!


NickMcRae
Nick McRae

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Jan 26, 2010, 8:42 AM

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Thank you :)

NM


"You got a song, man, sing it. / You got a bell, man, ring it." - Robert Creeley

Nick McRae
nmcrae1@gmail.com
http://nickmcrae.com/


M. Johnson


Jan 26, 2010, 1:16 PM

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Accepted today via USPS for Chatham's full residency poetry program. Hope everyone out there is so fortunate as to get their first notification in the form of an acceptance!

Best,

M.


NickMcRae
Nick McRae

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Jan 26, 2010, 1:56 PM

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I know I just said this on the other thread, but, nonetheless, congrats!

NM


"You got a song, man, sing it. / You got a bell, man, ring it." - Robert Creeley

Nick McRae
nmcrae1@gmail.com
http://nickmcrae.com/


M. Johnson


Jan 26, 2010, 2:02 PM

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Hey, thanks very much, Nick!

-M.


Colder


Jan 26, 2010, 4:34 PM

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Big congrats, M. Johnson. I'm hoping for an early acceptance too.

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