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Allan Gurganus writes of first meeting his teacher and friend John Cheever; David Carr profiles millionaire magazine publisher Felix Dennis, who is also a best-selling poet; Boris Kachka visits with author Tom Wolfe to discuss Wolfe's new novel, Back to Blood; and other news.
Publishers will bid on a nonfiction proposal by HBO's Girls creator Lena Dunham this week, with bidding starting at one million dollars; author Misha Angrist catalogs the five stages of grief that follow book publication; Seth Fried offers advice on your upcoming MFA application; and other news.
Having witnessed firsthand the merits of one student’s MFA education, author and creative writing teacher Gregory Spatz considers the well-worn debate on whether creative writing can be taught, and what he himself learned from his mentorship role.
As director of NYU’s creative writing program, Deborah Landau speaks about the university’s new low-residency MFA program in Paris and the storied literary history of the City of Light.
If, as part of your graduate experience, you’re interested in contributing your time or writing to a school-sponsored journal, check out this listing of institutions whose MFA programs produce literary magazines.
Directors, coordinators, and professors of full- and low-residency MFA programs offer some advice for prospective students trying to decide which programs are right for them.
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about our rankings of full-residency, low-residency, and doctoral programs in creative writing.
We’ve compiled this annual guide to graduate creative writing programs—which includes our rankings of the top full- and low-residency MFA programs (with honorable mentions) and, new to this year, doctoral programs—to provide a spark for the deep thinking and serious consideration that the process of choosing a program requires.
Attorney, poet, editor, and freelance journalist Seth Abramson explains the methodology used to compile the Poets & Writers Magazine 2012 rankings of postgraduate creative writing programs.