Sarah Autumn Feeley, Brooklyn College


I only applied to one MFA program: Brooklyn College. It met all of my needs—local, affordable, competitive, highly regarded, flexible enough that I could continue working. The tuition is really the great equalizer. Brooklyn makes pursuing an advanced degree in poetry possible without incurring massive debt. I had great professors, especially Mac Wellman, Lou Asekoff, Lisa Jarnot, and Julie Agoos, and, ultimately, I learned that writing isn't about recognition in workshop, it's about sitting down and getting friendly with words, every single day.