Hunter College

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 02/01/2022
Application Fee: 
$75

University of Arkansas Monticello

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Monticello, AR
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 12/01/2021
Application Fee: 
$0
Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Arkansan Review

Oregon State University

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Corvallis, OR
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 01/03/2022
Application Fee: 
$75
Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Bennington College

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Bennington, VT
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 09/01/2021
Application Fee: 
$70

Word Invention

Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker, who the German Academy for Language and Literature in Darmstadt once stated made German literature richer with her “streams of language, word inventions, and associations,” died last Friday at age ninety-six. Acclaimed for her poetry, Mayröcker also wrote novels, memoirs, drama, radio plays, and children’s books. In each work, she created new ways for her language to flow freely, such as in her 1988 story “my heart my room my name,” which was written entirely without punctuation, and her book-length lament Requiem for Ernst Jandl, which exhibits a liberal use of capitalization. This week, inspired by Mayröcker, write a story with a protagonist whose perspective requires an associative, free-flowing use of language. How does pushing the limits of language produce a fresh perspective?

University of Saskatchewan

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 01/31/2022
Application Fee: 
$120 (Canadian)

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