Mar 26, 2006, 3:01 PM
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Re: [lytonyawename] waiting lists
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I've been lurking for a while so now I'm speaking up!
My grad school tally (in at 3 schools):
UMass Amherst, Montana, and UNLV
My boyfriend (bigcities) is in at Johns Hopkins.
I have a tough choice to make. UMass and Montana are both awesome, but so different (more English lit classes at UMass, UMass is 3 years, Montana is 2 years, Amhest v. Missoula, James Tate v. Karen Volkman, and on and on!)
UNLV sounds really interesting to me, too, lytonyawename. 3 years with one semester abroad, or 4 years with one semester abroad and two years in the Peace Corps. Traveling is part of breathing for me, so that's why it's so appealing. Plus, here's their core faculty:
- Wole Soyinka (Poet, playwright, critic, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986)
- Claudia Keelan (Iowa graduate, books on Alice James Books and U. Georgia Press)
- Aliki Barnstone (2 times nominated for the Pulitzer, PhD from UC Berkley, poetry & translation professor)
- Douglas A. Unger (Another Iowa guy, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, books on St. Martin's and WW Norton)
- Richard M. Wiley (Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award)
Ideally, it's a program where one would come out with a book-length manuscript, knowledge of at least 2 new languages, and a translation project. The thing I'm worried about is that it's such a new program it hasn't been tested aka too new to find sucessful alumni, though I might ask Ms. Keelan when I call her back if I can have some alumni email addresses.
Anyone else out there know anything about UNLV??
I'm going to UMass Amherst on Tuesday to meet with Dara Wier and sit in on her poetry workshop, I'm excited!!
Okay, computer is rotting my eyes out..
(This post was edited by littlecities on Mar 26, 2006, 3:03 PM)