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Kris Kurzawa

Apr 26, 2000, 10:22 AM

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Thanks Adrian! Funny to think that poetry is easier to read/go through
than fiction, isn't?.\ But I had that same initial reaction, and it's
probably true on some level. But I think the length of a poem is
deceptive, and in that knowledge comes the time needed to truly
evaluate its worth. I respect poets for their ability to carve into a
line a lifetime of messages! Just my two cents. Have a good day
everyone! Kris


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Champa Bilwakesh

Apr 26, 2000, 5:20 PM

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Just to put this in some kind of perspective, if it helps: I was told
they had 175 applicants for fiction and had only 7 posiitons to offer.



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Kathy Whitman

Apr 26, 2000, 5:57 PM

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I just found this page and was reassured by reading the pain of
everyone's waiting. I applied to Bennington and felt sure something
would have shown up in the mail by now. Now that I read that they CALL
you if you get in, I don't want to look in the mail box. It could only
be a skinny envelope hiding in there.


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Anne Ursu

Apr 27, 2000, 10:03 AM

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Warren Wilson only had seven positions? I actually thought they took
many more. It's odd to me that they should tell us that they are still
sorting through applications while at the same time already telling
Champa the good news. I expected it to be more along the lines of they
just hadn't gotten around notifying people who hadn't gotten in, but
it has been three weeks since you heard, right? It sounds otherwise
like a bizarre kind of rolling admissions (which I wouldnt mind if
they had done, given I turned in my app in December!) Kath, glad you
found this. We all understand.


august1
Adrian Blevins

Apr 27, 2000, 11:28 AM

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Seven positions!


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Kathy Whitman

Apr 27, 2000, 12:15 PM

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I'm Curious. Has anyone heard from Bennington yet?


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Champa Bilwakesh

Apr 27, 2000, 1:25 PM

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Anne, it could be they are saying this because they want a back up if
the offer is not accepted for any reason. They didn't give me much
time to accept, barely a week to send in my deposit. And I got 3 calls
in the mean time to find out if I will accept or not, not directly
asking of course but to just to make sure I had no questions. They
were extremely gracious and it took me, oh 5 minutes maybe, to decide
I want to go. Especially because VC had *raised* their fee. But then I
have to spend on air fare for NC. I had applied in Oct! I heard from
VC in Ded since they do have the rolling admission. Anyone else
starting at WW for fiction in July? Champa


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Steve El

Apr 27, 2000, 9:54 PM

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I have one of those wierd phone machines that only gives you like 45
seconds to say what you're gonna say, and (I'm not sure if I dreamed
this but) yesterday, the light was flashing and this really literary
sounding guy was on there, I mean a message from a really literary
guy, anyway all I heard was: Steve El, we are sooo glad you have
applied to our incredibly selective writing school because we think
your stuff is incomparable, unexcelled really. Your parents were
wrong, you DO have talent, and really it IS talent, talent, talent,
talent, that makes the difference, a-and you got it kid...*click*
Bennington? If they don't call back I'm going to just freak I didn't
buy the phone with the 60 second message! But seriously...Kath, I
haven't heard nothing, and I am also cringing at the mailbox, fearing
the dreaded skinny envelope. Wish you the best of luck!


august1
Adrian Blevins

Apr 28, 2000, 9:55 AM

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Champa, I guess you know I'll be there, in poetry. And Robert Thomas
started last Jan. I don't know of any fiction writers, but I'll bet he
does.


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Kathy Whitman

Apr 28, 2000, 1:00 PM

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Too funny Steve El. Maybe Bennington has a humor sub-specialty. If so,
you are a shoo-in. Really, good luck to you, too. What genre did you
apply to and why Bennington? My anxiety is heightened because I just
moved and I'm just sure the new owners of my house intercepted my mail
and fed my correspondance from B to their iguana. They need a lot of
roughage and don't mind swallowing rejection. Kath


stevenc
Steve El

Apr 28, 2000, 7:47 PM

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Kath, I applied to Bennington in fiction, mostly on account of it was
one of the Lo-Res schoools and I thought they had a good rep. I am
also a big fan of one of their faculty, a non-ficition guy by the name
of Sven Birkerts who is a very discerning critic, both literary and
social. His book on the fate of reading in the digital age, "The
Gutenberg Elegies" is quite good. A long-out-of-print collection of
critical essays, "American Energies," is also splendid, and gave me a
reading list of modern ass kickers that lasted years. Anyhoo, I'll
have to meet him at the Oscars, as I just received the skinny envelope
from Ben.. sorry, I can't bear typing the whole thing, but yeah, it
says right here on the rejection letter, sez: "You're not good enough
to even *study* at the school where Brett Easton Ellis honed his craft
(as a coke-addled 14 year old, by the by)." Damn. Hope your luck is
better...


pearlann
Kathy Whitman

May 1, 2000, 4:08 PM

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Sorry Steve. Will you try again in the future? I still haven't heard
anything. Probably the pony express just hasn't gotten to my mail stop
out here in Arizona yet. I doubt it would be good news for me either
at this late date. Wasn't someone else waiting for Bennington, too?
Kris? Kath


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Champa Bilwakesh

May 1, 2000, 6:46 PM

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Hi Adrian. Yes I know you will be there for poetry and also Robert for
fiction so I hope to meet you both. i was just wondering about who
else will be new in fiction. i need to book my ticket and am searching
expedia for a cheap fare...


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Adrian Blevins

May 1, 2000, 8:26 PM

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Champa, Robert's a poet, too. Maybe he'll come back in here and answer
some of your questions, but I'm sure everything will be clear enough
in July. Do you have to write a story or part of a novel for the July
workshop? Twenty pages?


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Steve El

May 1, 2000, 9:17 PM

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Kath, I got accepted at VT for the winter 01, and sort of like their
faculty a little better (based on very limited knowledge) -- and I
also like the fact that their residency periods always include a
useless holiday (my kids hate fireworks). So I doubt I'll try again
with Bennington.... And all of that is either the soft hum of
rationalization or the whirring of an ego that got pretty much (but
not exactly) everything it wanted -- and doesn't know quite what to do
next. Honestly, I'm not sure which it is. My fingers remained crossed
in your cause, but if you do get the thin envelope, I hope you plan to
re-send. I've seen so many people on this board accepted here and left
off there...it is a bit of a crap- shoot, just by the nature of the
process and the sheer numbers. Really I only have one piece of
"earned" advice on all this stuff -- whatever you do, don't do like I
did and wait 18 years between getting a first rejection and trying
again! It aint worth it.


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Champa Bilwakesh

May 2, 2000, 1:01 PM

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Adrrian, yes 20 pages of fiction, and no more:-) I have opted to let
them use the mss I submitted with my application after I read Robert's
description of the workshops. I am planning on attending a combination
of poetry/fiction workshop for the first semester. so maybe I will get
to see you there!


august1
Adrian Blevins

May 2, 2000, 10:10 PM

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I'll be the one chewing on her hair.


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Sam Howie

May 3, 2000, 5:52 PM

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I got skinny-enveloped by WW but I'm really excited about starting
Vermont College. Sena Jeter Naslund won't be there this summer -- I
hope she's not gone for good -- but Robin Hemley has joined the
faculty. Anyone else beginning VC this summer?


august1
Adrian Blevins

May 3, 2000, 11:27 PM

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Congrats, Sam. I'll bet there are some VC people in here somewhere.
Are you going to VC in July?


samh
Sam Howie

May 4, 2000, 5:59 PM

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Late June. I can't wait. Good luck at WW, Adrian. You'll love
Asheville. I live about an hour from there and I have friends who
attend church on the WW campus. That whole area is just about the best
thing the Carolinas have to offer.


august1
Adrian Blevins

May 5, 2000, 11:07 AM

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Thanks, Sam. I haven't been in school as a student for a long time, so
I'm anxious, but what the hell. I also want to write some poems, so
what the hell. I think it's a good program, and I will try to do my
best. Where's Anne?


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Kelly Hutchison

May 16, 2000, 6:19 AM

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i'm going to warren wilson as well for the residency in july...excited
that th course descriptions are now online... hi sam!! (it's kelly
from converse...) good luck at VC. adrian-see ya in july


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Sam Howie

May 18, 2000, 5:49 PM

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Hi Kelly. Good to hear from you. Good luck at Warren Wilson!


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Adrian Blevins

May 28, 2000, 5:08 PM

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Hi, Kelly. I'm sorry I've been gone so long, but I've been actually
writing, and so, so busy in other ways. I'll see you in July. Poetry
or Fiction?


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Kelly Hutchison

Jun 13, 2000, 10:15 AM

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Hi Adrian. Now I'm falling down on the job. Poetry...since you've got
the red poetry packet I'm guessing you know that. We're in the same
group. I've gotta say I am blown away by all of the talent in the
packet! See ya in July.

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